Rewrites Mediawiki pages that include a
template, to show a timeline of people who have held a particular
office, along with helpful diagnostic warnings for common errors.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
gem 'wikidata_position_history', github: 'tmtmtmtm/wikidata-position-history'
And then execute:
WikidataPositionHistory::PageRewriter.new( mediawiki_site: 'www.wikidata.org', page_title: 'User:Mhl20/Prime_minister_test' ).run!
This looks for a Template call in that page of the form:
If such a template is found, a table is inserted after it listing all people who have held (i.e. have a relevant P39 "position held" statement) position Q14211.
A sentinel HTML comment is also inserted, so that on subsequent runs only the text between the template and that comment are rewritten.
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install
dependencies. Then, run
rake test to run the tests. You can
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow
you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release,
which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits
and tags, and push the
.gem file to
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/tmtmtmtm/wikidata-position-history
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.
This was originally developed by Tony Bowden and Mark Longair at mySociety as part of a Wikimedia Foundation grant-funded project.
This version is now maintained independently by Tony Bowden.