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Bug 3050 - automatic special-case wiki link formatting
automatic special-case wiki link formatting
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (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: 2005-08-04 22:09 UTC by Chris Pearson
Modified: 2005-08-05 18:18 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Pearson 2005-08-04 22:09:14 UTC
[[User:user]] implies [[User:user|user]]
[[Wiktionary:word]] implies [[Wiktionary:word|word]]
[[term (disambiguation)]] implies [[term (disambiguation)|term]]

That formating done automaticly would be an editing time saver.  Of course, the
question is do many existing links expect that not to happen.  I doubt many
would be too terribly mangled.  If that's a real concern, maybe using [[link|]]
would be a way to say "use new implicit formatting" so existing [[link]] would
not be effected.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-08-05 18:18:26 UTC
Well, I think you have identified both the problem with your proposal - that
this wouldn't *always* be appropriate (in many contexts is perfectly sensible to
have the full title displayed) - and the reasonable solution. Luckily, your
second suggestion ([[Prefix:Foo|]] -> [[Prefix:Foo|Foo]]) has already been
available for some time, and is usually referred to as "the pipe trick" - see
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Piped_link#Automatic_conversion_of_the_wikitext_.28pipe_trick.29

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