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Re: WWW::Wikipeida getting translation

by LTjake (Prior)
on Mar 01, 2013 at 14:12 UTC ( #1021269=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to WWW::Wikipeida getting translation

Hi. I'm the current maintainer of WWW::Wikipedia. I can tell you that the results from wikipedia have been slightly odd of late on the language front.

I recently released version 2.01 because our language test was failing -- trying to grab the english page for "Russia" then grabbing the russian version. The languages returned were no longer as expected.

As far as "Rotation" goes. Here is what we parse:

as you can see, there are no language links in the stream. Perhaps we should send an inquiry to wikipedia/wikimedia on the matter?

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Re^2: WWW::Wikipeida getting translation
by welle (Beadle) on Mar 04, 2013 at 18:59 UTC

    Hi LTjake

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, there is something strange in the language behaviour. I encounterd problems in the last weeks. I don't really know how your module parses data, but it would be great to have your fantastic module working properly. The language funtionalities are one of the best things around. We (academics) are using it with lot of success. Would be possible to directly parse the html output from Wikipedia? Let me know if you have some news!

      Here's the thread I started on the wikipedia tech list:

      As you can see, I received a reply quite quickly, though the answer suggests that some work will have to be done in order to make things work again. Sadly.

      "Go up to the next female stranger you see and tell her that her "body is a wonderland."
      My hypothesis is that she’ll be too busy laughing at you to even bother slapping you.
      " (src)

        Thank you for your post, LTjake. If you have any news, let us know.

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