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Last change on this file since 868 was 868, checked in by nick, 15 years ago

Support the config flag http_charset, which sets a http charset header on content type. (Closes #141)

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20.58    ?? September 2006
3        Tidy up some minor bugs in the new features.
4        Add RDF autodiscovery link to nodes' <head> section.
5        Add UPGRADING file which summarises inmportant information for people
6        upgrading.
7        Add an optional new config parameter, http_charset, which will set
8         an explict charset http header on all responses.
100.57    12 September 2006
11        New interfaces:
12        * Admin interface.
13        * Show nodes missing metadata.
14        * Moderate edits (based on Wiki::Toolkit moderation).
15        NOTE: these functions should be considered unstable, and may change
16          over future releases.
18        Lots more Atom and RSS feeds, including for searching.
19        Four new config file options: moderation_requires_password,
20          enable_node_image, enable_common_categories, enable_common_locales
21        Search::InvertedIndex support is deprecated as of this release.
22          Please upgrade to Plucene if you are still using it.
23        Tidy up some template bits
250.56    14 June 2006
26        Fixed bug introduced in feed formatting where Atom feeds would be
27          produced when asked for RSS and vice versa.
290.55    13 June 2006
30        Versioned dependency on Wiki::Toolkit to avoid development
31          versions.
32        Support generating feeds of a node's version listing, in addition
33          to feeds of the recent changes. For more information on OpenGuides
34          feeds, see
360.54_02 8 June 2006
37        Pass the feed_listing (currently just recent_changes) through all
38          the feed related code, rather than assuming it'll only ever be
39          recent changes. Will allow other listings of nodes to be handled
40          in the future.
420.54_01 16 May 2006
43        Support for Atom feeds for RecentChanges.
44        #118 Use Wiki::Toolkit. NOTE this is a development snapshot and is
45          not suitable for production use. It may eat your data! Tests on
46          development mirrors of live data are highly welcomed; the underlying
47          database schema provided by Wiki::Toolkit has changed and the upgrade
48          process needs some rigorous testing.
500.54    21 April 2006
51        #112 Fixed website display bug introduced in 0.53.
530.53    20 April 2006
54        Miscellanous fixes for mod_perl.
55        #42 New "About" screen. Try action=about and action=about;format=rdf.
56        #97 Use "summary" metadata to generate HTML meta descriptions.
57        New OpenGuides::Feed module to handle feed generation (code was
58          previously in OpenGuides::RDF).
59        Generate URIs for locales and contributors in RDF output.
60        #107 Don't display partial http:// URL in preview.
61        #93 Upgrade to new Google Maps API (for smaller javascript download)
62        #103 Fixed empty Category/Locale list bug.
63        #54 Fixed RSS redirection for backwards compatibility.
64        #79 Partial fix to help combat HTML spam
65        #56 Added licence config variables
670.52    5 March 2006
68        IMPORTANT CHANGE: "supersearch.cgi" is now simply "search.cgi". If you
69          have customisations to your templates, you may need to make changes
70          to reflect this.
71        Renamed OpenGuides::SuperSearch to OpenGuides::Search.
72        Use corrent content-type (application/rdf+xml) for all RDF output.
73        Things with opening hours are marked as geospatial in RDF.
74        Fixed missing bracket in
75        Added custom_node template just below main content in
76        Google Maps support! There is a new index type,
77          wiki.cgi?action=index;format=map, and maps appear in the node listings
78          (the latter feature is user-configurable).
79        Fixed <link> in RSS to point to RecentChanges page, not the feed itself.
80        #67 Default website for a page is now http://
81        Fixed mod_perl redirect bug.
82        Fixed test failure with 3.16.
83        #87 Edit on mirrored pages now goes to source site
84        #66 Locales in RDF now use dc:title, not foaf:name
860.51    15 November 2005
87        Important changes:
88          * The preferred way to get RecentChanges is now to pass the CGI the
89            parameter "action=rc", rather than just using the page name
90            "RecentChanges". However, this method will still work for the time
91            being. Similarly, the URL parameter for the RecentChanges RSS feed
92            has changed from "action=rss" to "action=rc;format=rss". Requests
93            for the former will be redirected to the latter.
95        New features:
96          * When trying to view a non-existent node, you will now be presented
97            with a message asking if you want to create that node, rather than
98            a blank page.
99          * New "summary" metadata field for one-line summaries of nodes:
100            - Added summary field to RDF as dc:description.
101            - Show node summary in search results.
102          * New "format=raw" option for outputting wiki text of a node.
103          * RSS feed now contains DOAP ( metadata.
105        RDF bugfixes:
106          * Locales, address and summary fields now XML-escaped properly.
107          * Added "address" field that was missing from the RDF node view.
108          * Update URL for Dublin Core elements in RDF index view.
109          * Fixed URL in the RSS <channel> element to point to the RSS URL,
110            not the RecentChanges page URL.
112        Search bugfixes:
113          * Fixed bug that was breaking coordinate entry fields on search page if
114            lat/lon was being used.
115          * Fixed bug in OpenGuides::SuperSearch that wasn't passing "latitude"
116            and "longitude" values to the search template when a distance
117            search was being done.
119        Minor improvements:
120          * Replace underscores in node names in "redirected from" message
121            with spaces.
122          * "Redirected from" message now links to a rendered version of
123            the old page rather than the editing view.
125        Miscellaneous bugfixes:
126          * Fixed problem with newer Text::Wikiformat and blank nodes.
127          * Fixed bug in navbar template that caused warnings in the tests.
1290.50    2 October 2005
130        Remove rogue ampersand that had crept into the RSS feed.
1320.49    24 July 2005
133        Added updated prerequisite on CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::ModWiki (fixes
134          a test failure).
1360.48    24 July 2005
137        RDF enhancements:
138          * Removed redundant "id" parameter specification from dc:source in
139            rdf:Description in RDF node listings.
140          * Fixed bug that was causing all nodes to be flagged as a
141            geo:SpatialThing whether they were or not.
142          * Ensured that ampersands and greater/less than symbols were properly
143            escaped so as not to be XML-toxic.
144          * Added geo:lat, geo:long and RSS link attributes to items in
145            category/locale listings to facilitate integration with mapping
146            applications.
147          * Added owl:sameAs property to RDF output for nodes that are redirects
148            to other nodes.
149          * RSS feed now has correct timestamp (matching most recent item) and
150            matching Last-Modified HTTP header.
151        Reorder navigation bar to provide more logical groupings.
152        Added "format=plain" option for all-nodes index listing and associated
153          template
154        New message to appear on pages when you have been redirected
155          informing you of the fact.
156        Stop showing potentially very long map URLs in metadata section of
157          node display.
158        Replace ugly obliques in display of categories and locales with more
159          natural commas; change "locale" to "locales" in label.
160        Replace <label> tags in with <span
161          class="metadata_label">.
162        Wanted pages listing now displays, and sorts by, the number of nodes
163          pointing to each node.
164        Prevent redirect loops.
165        Added _ to the list of forbidden characters in node names.
1670.47    15 January 2005
168        Fixed bug with list_all_versions for nodes with only one version.
169        Extended config changes to examples/ (thanks jimbo).
170        Now require CGI::Wiki 0.62 to fix bug with deleting versions.
171        Try to ensure that a .htaccess file protecting wiki.conf is installed.
172        Allow for external URLs for Text Formatting help.
173        Home node recent changes box now flags new entries.
174        Made default city and country be blank; specify them if you want them.
175        Missing PREREQUISITE on Plucene added.
176        Added CSS id "maincontent" to exclude the navbar and footer. Misc
177          template tidying including removing old layout tables.
1790.46    21 December 2004
180        Minor bug fixes: remove bogus edit link on index listings,
181          added missing default behaviour for geolocation.
182        Update supersearch help text URL.
183        Added nofollow to robots meta tag.
184        Added new CSS class "node_name" for inline non-hyperlink references
185          to node names - see README.CSS for details.
186        Fixed bug with diff display on nodes containing macros.
187        Fixed distance search paging bug.
188        Fixed bug that allowed autocreation of locales and categories with
189          trailing spaces in the name.
190        Config management refactoring. This should not result in any
191          user-visible changes, apart from introducing a new dependency on
192          Class::Accessor.
193        Make it clearer in documentation that overriding factory templates
194          is a risky activity.
195        Update feedback details and include URL of RT queue.
196        Added missing tests to MANIFEST so they are included with the
197          distribution.
1990.45    1 December 2004
200        Made the geolocation stuff work worldwide.  Squeeeeeee!
201        You can now choose between doing your distance calculations with
202          the British National Grid, the Irish National Grid, or a UTM
203          ellipsoid.  If you wish to use anything other than the British
204          National Grid and you have pre-existing location data then you
205          will need to save an edit of each node with location data before
206          distance searches will work.
207        In less exciting news:
208          Fixed bug relating to lat/long representation.
209          Removed debugging warn accidentally left in last release.
210          Fixed some HTML validation errors.
2120.44    17 November 2004
213        Remove all traces of display_categories, which was obsoleted but
214          not completely removed before.
215        Improved the efficiency of the search.
216        Fixed a couple of minor bugs in the search - note that
217          and have changed.
218        Change the default indexer for new installs to Plucene.   
219        Only run certain search-related tests if Plucene is installed.
2210.43    21 October 2004
222        Fixed broken navbar changes that crept into last release.
2240.42    20 October 2004
225        Handle distance searching with OpenGuides::Supersearch instead of
226          find_within_distance action.
227        Fixed bug with paging on distance-only search (reported by Bob Walker).
228        Improved encapsulation in OpenGuides::Supersearch - accessors.
229        *INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE* Custom templates are now stored in
230          user-definable path, and their names are prefixed with custom_.
231          This only affects you if you have used the custom template support
232          introduced in 0.41.
233        Replace use of CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Geocache with improved
2350.41    21 September 2004
236        Added backlinks link to navbar.
237        Added some anti-robot tags to certain pages.
238        Fixed bug in install procedure - blank script_name should now get
239          installed as index.cgi
240        Added option of munging in custom lib paths on install.
241        Added option of custom templates for footer, license warning
242          on edit form, banner at top of page (see CUSTOMISATION file
243          for details).
244        Added new macro - used as eg @INDEX_LIST [[Locale Fulham]]
245        Also fixed the RSS reader macro - use this as eg
246          @RSS;username=Kake
247        More semantic markup for metadata display - see README.CSS.
2490.40    18 September 2004
250        Recent Changes now shows changes in the past 24 hours, past week,
251          past fortnight, and past 30 days.
252        New preferences option to allow Recent Changes visit tracking.
253        Preferences now has an option for when your prefs expire.
254        Navbar added to diff and history pages.
255        The "omit help links" preference now actually works.
256        Set some pages to non-editable and non-deletable that should have been.
257        Recent Changes RSS fixed so "wiki:importance" is set correctly.
258        New "ignore_minor_edits" option for Recent Changes RSS.
259        Added RSS feeds for contributors, locales and categories.
2610.39    15 September 2004
262        Split commit_node out into in preparation for spam filter
263        Added option of using Plucene for searching.  If you want to do this
264          (and it is recommended over the default of Search::InvertedIndex)
265          you will need to do two things:
266            - either delete your old indexes (they're just files in the index
267              directory) or use a different index directory
268            - reindex your entire wiki (see in the examples/
269              directory of this distribution)
2710.38    26 July 2004
272        Major improvements to the search result ordering (thanks to
273          Steve Jolly, Bob Walker and Billy Abbott for test cases).
2750.37    23 July 2004
276        Fixed bug in diff view - the versions are the right way round now...
277        Fixed bug with links in historic view.  Require 2.92 to
278          avoid escapeHTML bug.
2800.36    13 July 2004
281        Added diff link to node template.
282        Fixed case sensitivity bug in index node autocreation.
283        Fixed bug with node history comments not being HTML-escaped.
2850.35    25 June 2004
286        Forgot to add version prerequisite on CGI::Wiki.  Don't use 0.34,
287          use this.
2890.34    25 June 2004
290        Added facility to delete only certain revisions of a page - access
291          this from the node history page.
2930.33    20 June 2004
294        Improve node history page to allow diffing between each version and
295          the previous one or the current one.
296        Test overhauls - you don't need to run the configuration step in
297          order to run the tests now, but you do need to have DBD::SQLite
298          for most of them.
299        Fixed template bug in that was stopping map
300          links being displayed for nodes with no address data (spotted
301          by Steve Jolly).
302        Removed inline style from You will need to add
303          the styles table#recentchanges, td.recentchanges_meta,
304          td.recentchanges_user, td.recentchanges_node_name and
305          td.recentchanges_comment to your stylesheets.
306          td#map changed to td#map_link in
307        Added searching by distance from an arbitrary point (click on
308          Advanced Search).
309        Internal rejigging - extracted some methods from wiki.cgi to
311        Added new preference for default edit type.
312        Reinstate apparently lost change from 0.26 to show IP rather than
313          "Anonymous" in RecentChanges.
314        More informative <title> tags for non-node (e.g. node version
315          history) pages.
3170.32    7 June 2004
318        Change auto-creating behaviour of index nodes (categories and
319          locales): instead of being created on access they are created
320          when the referring node is committed. This fixes compliance with
321          RFC 2616 section 9.1.1 and prevents corrupted index nodes being
322          created accidentally.
3240.31    09 May 2004
325        Created a new macro to allow the embedding of RSS feeds into
326          pages, using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::Reader. This allows you
327          to do this to produce a list of up to ten hyperlinks:
328            @RSS []
330        Numerous template tweaks to comply with the W3C's Web Content
331          Accessibility Guidelines (
332          - summaries for all HTML tables
333          - labels for all form input elements and some textual additions
334            to templates, such as '/' separators between navbar items,
335            because the guidelines specify links should not only be
336            separated by whitespace. If you don't want these to appear,
337            put the following in your stylesheet and they'll be hidden by
338            CSS (but will still appear for people using textual browsers or
339            screen readers): ".hidden { display: none }".
340          - the "lang" element (a two-letter code identifying the language
341            you're writing pages in) will now be added to the <html> tag on
342            all pages; a new question has been added to the configuration
343            script to ask for it and it will be stored in wiki.conf.
344            ***         YOU WILL NEED TO RUN BUILD.PL AGAIN.          ***
345            *** Remember to keep a backup copy of your old wiki.conf! ***   
347        Improved navigation for search results (next and previous n hits).
348          Removed underscores from page names in search results.
350        Overhauled RDF output. Changes:
351          - everything is no longer classified as a restaurant(!)
352          - empty tags are no longer generated
353          - show categories, locales and OS x/y coords in invididual
354            node RDF view
355          - switch to W3C contact namespace for addressing data
356          - move homepage tag out of wiki metadata
357          - remove nonexistent "gs:" namespace from category indices
358          - logical structure improvements (subjects of pages are now
359            identified as spatial things if they are, or are RDF
360            descriptions if they're not, instead of being anonymous
361            FOAF topics)
362          - include city and country in RDF only for spatial things.
364        Fixed bug that prevented automatic database initialization on
365          SQLite databases.
366        Doc fix for private installations.
367        Removed the following characters from the list of forbidden ones in
368          node names in newpage.cgi (a restriction which dates from all the way
369          back when we were using UseModWiki): " ! $ ^ ~ @ [ ] { }
370        Removed newlines from output of search box macro.
371        Reimplemented diffing using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff as it seems the
372          change in 0.30 got lost. Removed as we should not
373          be distributing it.
3750.30    29 December 2003
376        Added method to allow admins to delete nodes.  You will need to
377          explicitly enable this option in your wiki.conf, since it brings
378          with it the risk of accidental data loss.
380        Major overhaul of templates - added numerous style hooks.  See
381          examples/ for two stylesheet designs that take advantage of these.
382          Added new banner template for page headers. Also ensured presence
383          of navigation bar is consistent.
384          *** INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: *** The navbar class in the stylesheet
385          has been renamed to, unsurprisingly, "navbar", for consistency
386          (from "toolbar"). *** YOU WILL NEED TO REWRITE YOUR STYLESHEET. ***
387          You are advised to create a duplicate wiki.cgi that reads its data
388          from your database but its stylesheet and templates from the new
389          ones in order to test them *before* deploying them.
391        Added "FAQ", "How To Get Started" and "Wiki Etiquette" to the
392          navigation, under "Help" - these won't exist unless you create them
393          on your site, so at first the links serve as examples of
394          documentation you can provide.
395        Modified preferences.cgi so that all the help links in the navbar
396          can be hidden, not just the text formatting link.
397        Fixed some HTML validation bugs.
398        Added multiple install and pretty URL notes to INSTALL.
399        Removed pubcrawl stuff from distro for now - it doesn't really work.
400        Changed to use CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff instead of OpenGuides::Diff.
4020.29    8 November 2003
403        Expanded section in TROUBLESHOOTING about permissions problems.
404 now absorbs trailing punctuation and spaces into words
405          it is diffing (to give less blocky results).
406 change NOT to use '-' instead of '!'.
4080.28    1 November 2003
409        Allow running sites on SQLite databases.
410        Fixed bug with navbar prompt in Build.PL (CPAN RT #3894).
411        Junked OpenGuides::Config completely to avoid database password
412          leakage, and easier install (CPAN RT #3916).
4140.27    1 November 2003
415        Fixed bug with category/locale indexing - no longer case-sensitive.
416        Fixed bug that had the supersearch results page offering an edit link.
417        Revamp of search syntax to make the SuperSearch UI much more like
418          Google and Alta Vista. See the POD of for details.
4200.26    9 October 2003
421        Modified TROUBLESHOOTING to reflect the correct invocation for
422          Module::Build to install into a private directory.
423        Show IP address for anonymous edits.
424        Changed version dependency for Dom (CPAN bug #3895).
425        Added check to OpenGuides::SuperSearch to stop it trying to
426          retrieve a nonexistent node when the search indexes have screwed up.
4280.25    23 September 2003
429        Applied recent changes fix to front page feed as well.
430        Search box now searches categories and locales as well as title and
431          body - so for example a search on "holborn & pubs" will DTRT.
432        NOT and phrase search tests were passing even though they shouldn't
433          have been - skip them for now.
4350.24    8 September 2003
436        Fixed Recent Changes so minor changes don't mask major ones.
437        Fixed supersearch.cgi to use a template instead of to avoid
438          weird errors, also turned it into a module and added tests.
439        Strip whitespace from OS co-ords before storing in database.
4410.23    4 August 2003
442        Removed the "POST_CHOMP" option as it was messing up textareas, added
443          a test to make sure this doesn't reoccur.
4450.22    4 August 2003
446        Fixed bug with usernames containing spaces in recent changes/userstats.
447        Try out create_makefile_pl => "passthrough" in Build.PL
448        Minor fixes to tests to make them work with newest UseMod formatter.
449        Prevented "Edit this page" from showing up on category indexes.
450        Set TT "POST_CHOMP" option to strip unnecessary newlines from HTML.
451        Fixed CPAN bug #3085 - quotes in change summary box.
452        Added openguides_version template variable and added it to page
453        footer (CPAN request 3110).
4550.21    17 July 2003
456        We no longer autogenerate a Makefile.PL, since it doesn't pick up
457          all the questions that need to be asked.  Sorry.  Use Module::Build
458          as detailed in INSTALL, since you won't be able to get the right
459          version of Text::WikiFormat installed without it in any case.
460        Added version number to prereq as Alex McLintock hit a
461          version that didn't have unescape.
462        Added a link on RecentChanges to the RSS version, and put an
463          autodiscovery tag for the RSS in the head section.
464        Changed diff feature to hide checksums, which aren't necessary for
465          the user to see. Fixed a minor bug in the node history template so
466          that the diff links compare the selected version against the previous
467          one, not the original one every time.
4690.20    10 July 2003
470        Fixed all the email addresses to
4720.19    10 July 2003
473        Extra checks that script_url ends in a '/'.
474        Fixed small bug with edit conflict form - map link field was missing.
475        Moved "content" div in a couple of templates to fix incorrect nesting.
476        @INDEX_LINK macros now have optional title text like so:
477          @INDEX_LINK [[Category Pubs|Pubs]]
478        Added preferences option for including or excluding text formatting
479          rules link in navbar.  Enable this by setting text_formatting_node
480          in your config file.
481        Added config option for including the navbar on the home page.
482        Implemented minor edits.
483        Fixed cookie to persist beyond session.
4850.18    16 June 2003
486        Added a Makefile.PL as well as a Build.PL, for users.
4880.17    15 June 2003
489        Fixed OpenGuides::Utils to take note of dbhost.
490        Added example stylesheet provided by the OxfordGuide team.
4920.16    26 May 2003
493        Ivor fixed OpenGuides::Diff to diff by word instead of by character.
494        Fixed edit conflict up so it works nicely when you click the
495          Save button as well as the Preview one.
496        Added preferences option of displaying lat/long as deg-min-sec
497          instead of decimal (requested by James).
4990.15    18 May 2003
500        Added Algorithm::Diff version dependency to prereqs, fixed bug
501          with preferences.cgi and blank script_name, fixed REDIRECT bug.
5030.14    17 May 2003
504        Added "Wanted Pages" link to navbar, thanks to Simon Cozens for
505          the idea.
506        Fixed many bugs noticed by Dominic Hargreaves and other Oxonians.
507          Many thanks to Dominic for making an Oxford OpenGuides install for
508          us to find bugs in.
5100.13    17 May 2003
511        Added some more stylesheet hooks.
512        Tweaked OpenGuides::Diff to make it testable, added a start at tests.
513        Lat and long now stored to only 6dp instead of millions.
514        Added edit field for map link.
5160.12    14 May 2003
517        Added OpenGuides::CGI to manage cookies and things, used this to
518          do more code tidying.  Added edit box position option to preferences.
5200.11    14 May 2003
521        Added newpage.cgi for an easy way to create new pages.
522        Took loads of repeated code (for extracting and packaging metadata
523          variables) out of wiki.cgi into OpenGuides::Template.
5250.10    11 May 2003
526        Added OpenGuides::Diff to provide nice diff output between
527          node versions.
528        Added OpenGuides::Template to handle Template Toolkit stuff in a
529          more testable and reusable way than just bunging it in wiki.cgi.
5310.09    10 May 2003
532        Added OpenGuides::UK::PubCrawl and pubcrawl.cgi as a start at a
533          pub crawl generator.
534        Added OpenGuides::Utils to make it easier to write little standalone
535          scripts like supersearch.cgi, pubcrawl. cgi, etc.  Made wiki.cgi and
536          supersearch.cgi use it, and lost loads of duplicated code in the
537          process, hurrah.
5390.08    3 May 2003
540        Added fuzzy matching capability -
541          action=index;index_type=fuzzy_title_match;index_value=hollborne
542          Someone needs to write a nice search box interface for this.
543        Fixed edit_conflict template and preview method to cope with stale
544          checksum - passes through all the metadata properly now and offers
545          a side by side comparison of what you input and what is stored.
546        RDF output for node is now encoding-agnostic (used to have UTF-8
547          hardcoded).  Also is now called as wiki.cgi?id=Node_Name;format=rdf
5490.07    3 May 2003
550        Require CGI::Wiki 0.32 to avoid bug (again a Bob find!) where
551          committing a node with metadata but no content would die.
552        Auto-created category/locale stub pages now added to Category Category
553          or Category Locales as appropriate.
554        Added a couple of extra allowed HTML tags to cater for existing
555          grubstreet data.
556        Fixed bug in OpenGuides::RDF - it used to die if called on a
557          nonexistent node, now it returns stuff with a wiki:version of 0.
5590.06    2 May 2003
560        Fixed supersearch.cgi so it works with MySQL as well as Postgres
561          (thanks again to Bob for finding the bug).
5630.05    2 May 2003
564        Redid the script and template installation so the script does
565          actually get called what you said it should be (code copied
566          somewhat from Siesta::Build).
567        Fixed the support for non-local databases/IDENT authentication.
568          I think.
569        Fixed the hardcoded 'wiki.cgi' in some of the templates (thanks Bob).
5710.04    29 April 2003
572        First public release.
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