sumanah at wikimedia
Oct 10, 2011, 2:40 PM
Post #6 of 6
On 09/12/2011 10:57 AM, Nicolas Vervelle wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Mark A. Hershberger <
> mhershberger [at] wikimedia> wrote:
>> Tim Starling <tstarling [at] wikimedia> writes:
>>> On 06/09/11 18:09, Magnus Manske wrote:
>>>> Support for 3D-rendered molecules on Wikipedia has been on the
>>>> wishlist since ... forever. This was never done due to security
>>>> concerns, IIRC.
>>> The security issues were just normal XSS, easily fixed with an hour or
>>> two of work.
>>> I think we should go with Jmol, which has many excellent features (not
>>> just ball and stick rendering like this canvasmol), a substantial
>>> community behind it, and a large content base already hosted on
>>> MediaWiki wikis, most notably Proteopedia.
>> Since there are obviously MW users for Jmol, I'd like to think there are
>> interested MW developers for Jmol. Maybe I can find someone on
> I wrote a good part of the Jmol extension for MW.
> I'm still interested in developing it if there's a chance of seeing it used
> on MW.
> I don't have much free time in the following weeks, but I hope this will
> change before November.
> I'm quite busy right now, being abroad for my work until the beginning
> After that, I should have more free time to work on things like Jmol
> If anyone can pinpoint what has to be done in the extension, it would
> help me to see what I still have to do on it.
So, Tim, could you point to an assessment of the security issues to fix
in Jmol? And anyone else, please put any other requests/concerns in
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Jmol so Nico can address
them in November.
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