Last modified: 2005-09-05 20:20:55 UTC

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Bug 3363 - template arguments lack default values
template arguments lack default values
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 364
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: 2005-09-05 09:34 UTC by Andrius Ramanauskas
Modified: 2005-09-05 20:20 UTC (History)
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Description Andrius Ramanauskas 2005-09-05 09:34:10 UTC
Adding default values in form {{{arg|val}}} would enhance templates without adding much complexity. This would 
solve several issues and ease use of templates in many situations:

- Adding a new argument to the existing template would not be so painfull (currently you have to add argument to 
every place template is used, but that may be very long process)
- Usage of templates for infoboxes with many optional arguments could be more readable (no need to assign empty 
value for every not used argument - these values would be inlcluded in template definition)

Extending a format this way would be safe enough to include in existing wiki sites as '|' character was never used in 
{{{ parentheses, so nothing will be broken.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-09-05 20:20:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 364 ***

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