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Bug 1299 - Interwiki links: allow shortened syntax such as interwiki:querystring -- acts same as [[interwiki:querystring]]
Interwiki links: allow shortened syntax such as interwiki:querystring -- acts...
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.5.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-01-09 23:14 UTC by T. Gries
Modified: 2011-10-10 18:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description T. Gries 2005-01-09 23:14:38 UTC
Interwiki links:

I propose to allow an alternative syntax (in addition to existing syntax) for
interwiki links such as 

   google:querystring (*)

having the same function as [[google:querystring]] (**).

The new version (*) can peacefully coexist with known syntax (**) and its piped
version, e.g [[google:querystring|other text]] .

Purpose of (*) syntax:

much quicker to write than using [[ ]]; if someone needs a text (not an
interwiki) such as see:this user can simply use <nowiki>see:this</nowiki> notation. 

I am using the shortened interwiki sysntax on my wikis since half a year with
big success (which isn't a proof, but I am just proposing this).

Tom
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-01-09 23:17:19 UTC
MediaWiki does not support UseMod's camelcase-style links without brackets.
Comment 2 T. Gries 2005-01-09 23:19:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> MediaWiki does not support UseMod's camelcase-style links without brackets.

I am not talking about camelcase-style links, but only for interwikis. If you
allow to write http://something without brackets, why not allowing
google:something without brackets, Brion ? You appear to be not consequent in
your conclusions.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-01-09 23:20:26 UTC
We've talked about this before. If you want UseMod, you know where to find it.
Comment 4 T. Gries 2005-01-09 23:21:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> We've talked about this before. If you want UseMod, you know where to find it.

Could you be so kind to answer my question, please :
If you allow to write http://something without brackets, why not allowing
google:something without brackets ?

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