Platform Technical Design

From Salish Sea Wiki

This platform operates on a MediaWiki platform, using a Canasta installation, and a MySQL backend database (view Current Software Versions). A variety of Special Pages allow for front end management of many platform functions, with restrictions by Users. We use the Cargo extension to store and manage structured data associated with each page.

Each page is stored as an entry in a database. When you visit a page of a particular name the wiki engine retrieves the page data, and renders a page for you to view. That page data may include both context and structured data. The platform uses a set of Templates to define Page Types within the main namespace.

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