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MediaWiki is the software which powers many websites which serve collaborative projects. The original version was created by programmers who were also contributors to Wikipedia.
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MediaWiki is the software which powers many websites which serve collaborative projects. The software was originally created to power Wikipedia, and, as it is [[free software]], is now used to power many other sites. As Wikipedia is an extremely high-traffic website, MediaWiki is highly optimized for preformance.
  
==Types of pages in a MediaWiki website==
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==Namespaces in MediaWiki==
A talk page is attached to each content page. It is used to discuss the content page.  
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MediaWiki divides pages into logical subdivisions by means of [[namespace|namespaces]], which, in MediaWiki, are denoted by a text string, descriptive of the purpose of the page, followed by a colon, all of which preceeds the title. This yields titles in the form of ''Namespace:Title''. Different properties apply to different namespaces. The only exception to the naming scheme is that of the main namespace, which has no prefix.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:06, 23 April 2007

MediaWiki is the software which powers many websites which serve collaborative projects. The software was originally created to power Wikipedia, and, as it is free software, is now used to power many other sites. As Wikipedia is an extremely high-traffic website, MediaWiki is highly optimized for preformance.

Namespaces in MediaWiki

MediaWiki divides pages into logical subdivisions by means of namespaces, which, in MediaWiki, are denoted by a text string, descriptive of the purpose of the page, followed by a colon, all of which preceeds the title. This yields titles in the form of Namespace:Title. Different properties apply to different namespaces. The only exception to the naming scheme is that of the main namespace, which has no prefix.