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Bug 17757 - including text elsewhere on the page
including text elsewhere on the page
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ParserFunctions (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2009-03-02 14:49 UTC by Andre Engels
Modified: 2014-09-20 18:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Andre Engels 2009-03-02 14:49:45 UTC
On the Dutch village pump there's been some discussion about infoboxes and other often complicated-looking and large pieces of wikitext that precede the actual text of the article. One possibility to resolve this would be if we could put the text at the bottom of the page, and just add a pointer to it at the top. This would then, I imagine, look something like this:

{{include:infobox}}
{{include:pictures}}
Now we can start the real text of '''this article''' at line three instead of line forty, which doesn't look that [[intimidating]] to new users.

etc. etc.

{{define:infobox|
Here goes all the ugly stuff that we don't want to bother the new writer with}}
{{define:pictures|
[[Image:Somepicture|thumb|Some picture to go in the upper left that we also don't want to bother them with]]}}
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-08-27 11:52:37 UTC
Hi Andre! Sorry that nobody has taken a look at this report yet and given feedback.

How relevant is this nowadays? On which screen sizes there are pieces of wikitext which preced the actual text still? Examples welcome...
Comment 2 Jackmcbarn 2014-09-20 18:39:52 UTC
This is outside the scope of ParserFunctions. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Variables does exactly what you want.

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