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Bug 1576 - Category suppression in template inclusion
Category suppression in template inclusion
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 835
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-02-23 04:37 UTC by flamurai
Modified: 2005-02-23 13:03 UTC (History)
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Description flamurai 2005-02-23 04:37:48 UTC
Template inclusion should be extended to allow category suppression. There are
certain situations, such as including a template on a talk page or Wikipedia
namespace page where you don't want that page to wind up in the categories
defined by the template. The most logical way to do that would be to borrow the
leading colon notation from the Category tags.

For example, let's say I wanted to tell someone on a talk page about the GFDL
template and display it as an example. I obviously don't want the talk page to
wind up in Category:GFDL Images, but there's no way to avoid this. I feel that
the most natural way to do this based on the current wiki syntax would be:


This would suppress any category inclusion in the template.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-02-23 13:03:21 UTC
I know bug 835 is pretty messy in terms of comments, but it is the same issue, I

Also, a leading colon wouldn't be a good choice for this, because it already has
a meaning wrt template inclusions: {{foo}} includes [[Template:Foo]], so you
have to type {{:foo}} if you want to include just plain [[Foo]] (":" meaning
"main namespace" in the same way that "Talk:" means "discussion namespace").

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 835 ***

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