Last modified: 2010-05-15 14:35:49 UTC
It should be possible to show the wiki source of a page, regardless of how it
was rendered. Currently, this is not possible; layers of templates and template
parameters can make the "source" one sees far removed from the generated content.
To truly make content available for easy reuse in another wiki, it should be
possible to extract a cleaner source copy than the HTML source of the rendered
browser page. In the same sense, MW should offer "show wiki source" for the
page /it/ renders.
Created attachment 1206 [details]
Here's a patch - I don't know how robust it is. Please test! To use it, specify
action=raw&expandtemplates=true in the url.
Created attachment 1208 [details]
Improved the patch a bit and cleaned up some code, there's still an issue with
it (and yours) it only does replacing of first-level templates, not
second-level, third leve...
To get arbitrary-level expansion, it looks to me as if we want to use
$wgParser->replaceVariables instead of $wgParser->transformMsg. However, this
method is marked private in the comments, and I don't know how to invoke it
Created attachment 1211 [details]
Updated patch, expand all templates
This patch should expand all templates, including those hidden inside other
FIXED in CVS HEAD