Proposal:Add OpenLaszlo/Java support to make interactive content possible

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  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


Summary

We need a framework for interactive content in Wikipedia.


Proposal

Add support for an interactive web framework to MediaWiki. This framework would preferrably be open, making OpenLaszlo ([1], based on Flash) and Java ([2]) the most promising candidates.


Key Questions

  • Which framework best fits the interactivity requirements of an encyclopedia?
  • How can interactivity be used to improve encyclopedic content?


Potential Costs

Software developing costs only.


References

For an example proving that interactivity can greatly enhance encyclopedic content, see [3] (Java applets used to provide rotatable models of the polyhedron).

See Proposal:Foundations_for_Interactive_Articles for a more theoretical proposal with the same general idea of adding interactivity.

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