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Bug 11697 - Cannot subst special page
Cannot subst special page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-10-18 03:55 UTC by Voyagerfan5761 / dgw
Modified: 2012-12-19 14:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Voyagerfan5761 / dgw 2007-10-18 03:55:06 UTC
If I use {{Special:Prefixindex/User:Example/UBX/}}, I can get a list of pages, but I cannot substitute it to reduce load on the database servers and insert the page list directly into the page wikicode.
Comment 1 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2007-10-22 09:56:35 UTC
I'm wondering what kind of code would substing a special page produce? Some kind of a wiki table, messy div or what?
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-10-22 10:00:09 UTC
That would have to depend upon how the special page handles things. Right now, we don't have a standardised interface for including special pages, let alone substituting them.
Comment 3 Daniel Kinzler 2007-10-22 10:02:40 UTC
For substing you need wikitext. Special pages generate HTML. This can not be implemented without a complete rewrite of the special page system. Perhaps this should be resolved as LATER.
Comment 4 Voyagerfan5761 / dgw 2007-10-22 12:15:02 UTC
I like Daniel's suggestion. I've resolved it as LATER. It was an idea, since there's no easy way I can find to get a list of pages with a certain prefix without including a special page, and I wanted to subst the output so the parser cache wouldn't be invalidated.
Comment 5 Diederik van Liere 2011-11-29 22:30:29 UTC
LATER has arrived :) Is this something that is still needed?
Comment 6 Andre Klapper 2012-12-19 14:06:51 UTC
[Removing RESOLVED LATER as discussed in . Reopening and setting priority to "Lowest". For future reference, please use either RESOLVED WONTFIX (for issues that will not be fixed), or simply set lowest priority. Thanks a lot!]

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