So I got an idea for a really silly and really simple service; based on the contents of wikipedia.org. I decided to try to re-use someone else’s wiki parsing code (PHP). After an hour and a half, I still haven’t been able to find something that handles the output from WikiPedia.
I found TipiWiki on freshmeat, but it missed a few things. Then I found PWP Wiki Processor, also on freshmeat; it also didn’t quite reach the mark. Now what.. ?! 😉 The last two candidates were WikkaWiki and PhpWiki, but no go there either.
The output I’m trying to parse is the output from, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Export/Guns_N’_Roses. I really don’t want to sit down and do what fifty other people have already done if I don’t have to.
Perhaps someone or something is trying to tell me to move on to the next silly idea? 🙂
It should be noted that all of the above mentioned software is probably very good and very functional; any failure to utilize the code for my needs most likely lies with me. But you already figured that out.