Allow opening Wikipedia links directly inside Obsidian

Use case or problem

I’d like to open Wikipedia links directly inside Obsidian’s interface. It’ll be far more convenient and efficient than jumping to Wikipedia pages in your browser or cloning the entire page archive into Obsidian.

Proposed solution

This would be kinda difficult to implement but it’s possible. The mechanism would be like following:

  1. Fetch the Wikipedia page
  2. Parse the contents into obsidian markdown
  3. Preview it inside the UI
  4. Optionally save the page into your vault.

Current workaround (optional)

I can already clone the wikipedia pages using a community plugin, but it’s not very resource efficient.

Related feature requests (optional)

Another option/workaround is to embed Wikipedia in an HTML iframe.

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