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Bug 12424 - lowercase usage of magic words same as lowercase usage of predefined templates
lowercase usage of magic words same as lowercase usage of predefined templates
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-12-27 02:59 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2007-12-27 02:59:27 UTC
Dear friends;

I assume this is core MediaWiki as magic words are defined in

Please change the component to MediaWiki extensions if the following relates to
[[mw:Extension:PathFunctions]] ( )

At the url and at some other pages from
[[wikt:yi:special:Prefixindex/project:magic words]]
you will see that {{ns:10}} renders as {{NS:10}}, {{fullurl:foo bar}} renders as {{FULLURL:foo bar}}.
You may create similar examples for {{{subst:foo}}, {{localurl:bar}} and the other predefined templates.

However it might be very irritating not only for newbies that there is a big difference when coming to / talking about / using magic words.


{{pagename}} should behave as {{PAGENAME}},
{{contentlang}} should behave as {{CONTENTLANG}} etc.

I assume that the language localizations of the magic words should be handeled the same way. I must admit I did never used / tested such localizations.

Please open another report /bug / subtask with component « Internationalization » if necessery.

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]
Comment 1 X! 2008-02-25 05:52:28 UTC
Really, I think that just creating Template:pagename with {{PAGENAME}} inside it would be best. That way, it doesn't affect the code, and even if this were to be implemented, only a small amount of people are likely to use it. Just my $.02, though. 


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