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Bug 45 - Auto generated section edit comments should link to sections
Auto generated section edit comments should link to sections
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 46 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-14 11:27 UTC by Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF)
Modified: 2004-08-24 17:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-08-14 11:27:52 UTC
Originally submitted by Zoran Obradovic (zocky)  2004-07-12 17:02

The autogenerated edit comments for sections should
show as links to edited sections in Recent Changes,
watchlists and such.

Maybe leave the current /* */ syntax should still grey
the text and a more obvious #section or ==section==
syntax should be displayed as links.
Comment 1 Timwi 2004-08-14 11:34:47 UTC
*** Bug 46 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Erik Moeller 2004-08-18 07:05:23 UTC
This could only be done using a link separate from the comment itself, since
section titles themselves may contain links (particularly important on pages
like Featured Article Candidates, VfD etc.). Also, these links are likely to
break after a while.
Comment 3 Chris Wood 2004-08-23 08:10:27 UTC
Why does it matter if a link breaks?
Comment 4 Erik Moeller 2004-08-23 14:17:11 UTC
You're probably right that it doesn't matter much. I'm willing to hack this in
if you tell me how we should format the links. As I explained, we can't just
take the section heading and linkify that, because that might contain important
links itself. So we could use an icon or some text sequence next to the text to
link to the section. What do you suggest?
Comment 5 Chris Wood 2004-08-23 22:31:30 UTC
IMO it should be an icon or a single character. A hash # at the very left of the
edit comment would probably suffice.
Comment 6 Erik Moeller 2004-08-24 17:20:29 UTC
This is now implemented in CVS. I used → as a default character for the
section link, but it can be changed through MediaWiki:sectionlink.

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