I was asking a while back if anyone had a bookmarklet or service to turn MediaWiki markup into HTML. No-one did, so I’ve built one. I’ll be using it to turn my internal wikified Mozilla Foundation status reports into text suitable for posting here.
It’s all very web 1.0 – note the “cgi-bin” in the URL. You won’t find any XMLHttpRequests here. It’s written in Perl. All the hard work is done by the excellent Text::MediawikiFormat Perl module.
One slightly funky thing is that the scripts know how to serve themselves up for download. This means I don’t need to keep two copies on the webserver. It’s very simple (five lines of code) but I’ve not seen it done before.