I had originally considered writing a Perl LWP  program that performed a request to edit the page, with my credentials, but I figured that was a ghastly kludge and would cause some sort of modern day wiki-equivalent of upsetting the bonk/oif ratio (even though MediaWiki obviously doesn't try to track who's editing what document when). But then I discovered MediaWiki's Special:Export page and realised I could hack it together with this.
The question, however, really comes down to: how does one go about taking a manual written in something like MediaWiki and producing some more static, less infrastructure-dependent, page or set of pages that contains the documentation while still preserving its links and cross-referencing? What tools are there for converting Wiki manuals into other formats? I know that toby has written the one I mentioned above; the author of this ghastly piece of giving-Perl-a-bad-name obviously thought it was useful enough to have another in the same vein. CPAN even has a library specifically for wikitext conversion.
This requires more research.
 - There's something very odd about using a PHP script on phpman.info to get the manual of a Perl module. But it's the first one I found. And it's better than search.cpan.org, which requires you to know the author name in order to list the documentation of the module. I want something with a URL like http://search.cpan.org/modules/LWP.
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