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Distinguishing between the two extensions of that name

There are 2 different extensions with the name "DynamicPageList", the Wikimedia version – which is a simple extension – and the third-party version – which is much more extensive. Currently WikiApiary seems not to distinguish between the two extensions. Is it possible to split the page and collect the data about the extensions separately? --Theaitetos (talk) 17:51, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello there! Yeah, I could put in a special check in User:Bumble Bee to separate these. I see you are the maintainer of the third-party one. Cool! I could differentiate them based on the URL they provide, or authors. What would you recommend? Looking at this I see three URL's reported by extensions with the name DynamicPageList.
So, I could alter the name of the extension for the first two to "DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)" and alter the name for the last one to "DynamicPageList (third-party)", following the apparent existing convention. Does that makes sense?
Some wikis appear to be using both (see query) so altering the names upon collection will help remove some of these multiple URL fields. Actually, clicking around a bit it looks like some versions of your extension didn't associate a URL (Special:Browse/Bennu-20Wiki-23Extension_DynamicPageList). So maybe I should trigger off of the name Scholz being in the authors? 🐝 thingles (talk) 19:53, 22 June 2013 (UTC) PS: Mostly for testing I created Issue:Add special logic for DynamicPageList to track this as well.
Yes, that naming convention would make most sense.
I took over maintaining the third-party DPL from Gero Scholz about a year ago, so I don't know much about the old versions. The tp version was a fork of the Wikimedia extension, heavily rewritten by Gero, but he might also have contributed to the original wikimedia version – which would make it difficult differentiating them by author "Gero Scholz" – so I'd say differentiating by URL is better. I've been browsing a little through this query and I cannot tell why some do not show an URL. The vast majority of version 1.8.9 does show the URL properly, so my guess is that these few wikis might have made some changes to the extension on their own and removed the link, or, they might have improperly changed from the wikimedia DPL to the third-party DPL – something which was seemingly a problem in the past.
Thank you for your work, I really like this wiki! And the name was a great idea as well! --Theaitetos (talk) 20:41, 22 June 2013 (UTC)