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Title : Offline Support for WikiToLearn WikiEditor

A Brief Description: OfflineExtension is an extension for WikiToLearn that will add offline support to the current WikiEditor. This extension notifies the user, his/her's internet connectivity status and if submitted while offline, will parse Wikitext to HTML and then renders it.

Work Report

During Summer the following tasks were completed :

  • A MediaWiki Extension that :
    • Shows the exact status of internet connectivity of the user and alerts the same.
    • Parses WikiText to HTML offline using Regular Expressions.


When the user is offline :

Trying to reconnect :

When the user is online :

Work to be done

The OfflineExtension is nearly complete at the moment, but still needs tweaking before it comes to production mode. Some of them are :

  • Since, all the wikitext tags are currently not supported such as Tables and Templates, I have to look for ways to parse those tags without making the parser heavy.
  • Making the user interface better by
    • Asking user, whether he needs offline editing or not.


Telegram Nick: srijancse

Telegram Channels: WikiToLearn Tech, WikiToLearn, WikiToLearn GSoC, KDE-Soc


This is awesome about GSoC: Everything about GSoC is awesome. The best thing that I found about GSoC is be able to work on something that will actually be in production, which I think is a rare opportunity. In addition, interacting with mentors and developers from across the world and learning new things every day is priceless.

This is what I learned during GSoC:

  • Working with large codebase
  • Regular Expressions
  • Advanced JavaScript and Jquery
  • MediaWiki Extension Development
  • Working with Docker
  • Working with MediaWiki WikiEditor
  • GIT