I am proud to announce that I have installed the very first version of my owark WordPress plugin on this blog.
Note: the plugin is still in an early stage and I wouldn’t recommend to install it on your blog!
This first version is only a small piece in the bigger vision I’ll be presenting at OSCON, but I find it already pretty cool…
I had been archiving links for a while with a bash script and I have already some stuff in my archive database so that this plugin doesn’t start from scratch and can take advantage of this history.
- When Norman Walsh Internet went down a couple of days ago, the link checker noticed it and the owark plugin replaces all the links to his blog by archives copies.In “Validating microformats” for instance, the link to Norm Walsh’s essay as been replaced by a link to its archive.
- In the comments section of “YUI and XHTML” the links to the web site of M. David Peterson which is down have been replaced by links to their archive.
These are just a couple of simple examples, but I am happy with the progress so far…