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Bug 10419 - Provide parser functions for site matrix data
Provide parser functions for site matrix data
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
SiteMatrix (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-06-30 22:20 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Purodha Blissenbach 2007-06-30 22:20:46 UTC
This may probably have to be split into several enhancement requests. Here is the idea:

In the Wikipedia of Ripuarian languages, we have several special pages which inter-language-link to the corresponding special pages of all other Wikipedias, e.g. [[Special:Statistics]], et al.

Maintaining these links in [[MediaWiki:xxx]] pages, is such boring and tedious a task, that it would have to be left to a bot.

1. having a means available, that would loop through all wikipedias using the data already present in [[special:sitematrix]] would require nothing but a one-time setup.

2. as Wikipedias, and other project wikis, are set up, and sometimes closed, or renamed, it would be nice at times, to use constructs similar to:
{{#ifwiktionary|af|Look up [[:wikt:{{PAGENAME}}|]] in the {{#languagenameadjective|af}} Wiktionary}}
or there is {{#ifwikpedia|{{wikilanguage}}|a|no}} Wikipedia...

This is a suggestion to think about. Proper caching would certainly be an issue.
Comment 1 Victor Vasiliev 2008-04-20 07:47:43 UTC
Introduced {{#ifsiteexists}} and {{#siteurl}} in r33618.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-04-21 19:30:35 UTC
Reverted in r33685.

These generally skeeze me out; among other things, they would fail utterly at any source-based mirror site, which means they're functionally an active problem in mirroring and distributing data (which is like our core mission).

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