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The Delphi documentation site docwiki.embarcadero.com has been down/up oscillating for 4 days is now down for almost a day.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/08

The [Wayback/Archive] Embarcadero/IDERA Documentation Wiki has been mostly down since March 3rd, 2022 (not the main page, but almost all other pages are).

I modified [Wayback/Archive] Docwiki https – EmbarcaderoMonitoring to show the actual status of a deeper page as the (mostly static) top page is up, so monitoring that is useless as the deeper pages are down.

The deeper pages are dynamic and require a functioning MySQL database connection. That connection is mostly down (the error message is not clear, so this could be a network or a database server problem, or maybe even a loadbalancer gradually entering bit heaven).

Since it had been down for like 6 days in February*, I’d expect Idera to keep an eye on it and prepare for more downtime. Apparently that’s either not a 24×7 thing for them or¬† they missed the “pre” in preparation as it is dead-silent on .

It also runs on an unsupported version of Mediawiki 1.31** which by itself does not explain the outage, but does indicate that their idea of handling their internal lifetime management is different than what they advocate to clients in their software subscription model, see [Wayback/Archive] Delphi РEmbarcadero store, [Wayback/Archive] Update Subscription РEmbarcadero and [Wayback/Archive] Special Offers on RAD Studio, Delphi & C++Builder РEmbarcadero:

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Help:Links – MediaWiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/23

Since I needed to know how to formulate external hyperlinks on a Wiki page: [WayBack] Help:Links – MediaWiki.

Too many options, not even counting other sections on that page I did not quote, so I went for the first.

To create an external link, usually to a page at a different website, enclose the URL followed by space and the link text in single square brackets (see examples below). When you save or preview the page, you will see a link rendered slightly differently than an internal wikilink. It may be a different color and/or be followed by an arrow icon to show that it may lead to another site.

Description You type You get
External link with specified link text
[https://mediawiki.org MediaWiki]
MediaWiki
Numbered external link
[https://mediawiki.org]

This is what happens if you omit the link text. Multiple links of this type on the same page are numbered sequentially.

[1]
Bare external link
https://mediawiki.org

URLs beginning with “http://” and “https://” are automatically linked, even when no brackets are used.

https://mediawiki.org
Avoiding auto-linked URLs
<nowiki>https://mediawiki.org</nowiki>
https://mediawiki.org
Protocol-relativeexternal link
[//en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]

[//en.wikipedia.org //en.wikipedia.org]

The link will be HTTP or HTTPS depending on the protocol of the page currently being viewed (which could be different for different users). This is only supported inside of square brackets¬†[ ]. Using “//en.wikipedia.org” by itself¬†does not¬†result in a link.

Wikipedia

//en.wikipedia.org

External link to the current server
https://{{SERVERNAME}}/pagename
https://www.mediawiki.org/pagename
External link to other host passing the pagename
https://google.com/search?q={{PAGENAMEE}}

See also: URL encoded page names, PAGENAMEE encoding

https://google.com/search?q=Links
Mailto link
[mailto:info@example.org email me]
email me
Mailto named with subject line and body
[mailto:info@example.org?Subject=URL%20Encoded%20Subject&body=Body%20Text info]
info
Custom URI
[skype:echo123 call me]

Any URI you wish to add needs to be first declared through $wgUrlProtocols. (This example is not enabled on Mediawiki.org)

[skype:echo123 call me]
External links with file-type icons
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.avi video]

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ogg sound]

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.pdf document]

See External link icons for currently supported icons and extensions. Note that this wiki is not set up to use such icons.

video

sound

document

–jeroen.

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Online markup conversion from markdown to mediawiki: pandoc

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/06

Since Mediawiki needs an extension to display Markdown, and many MediaWiki installations do not have that extension, I was looking for an online conversion from markdown to MediaWiki markup.

Luckily the Pandoc try has this conversion: [WayBack] Try pandoc! Markdown(pandoc) -> MediaWiki

These links helped me get there:

–jeroen

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