Last modified: 2006-02-06 11:29:56 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 4886 - Using Server-Side 'Intelli-text' rendering to enhance intra-wiki links.
Using Server-Side 'Intelli-text' rendering to enhance intra-wiki links.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2336
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2006-02-05 23:57 UTC by Jamie Hari
Modified: 2006-02-06 11:29 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jamie Hari 2006-02-05 23:57:45 UTC
I am sure we have all seen it a thousand times where you are on or 
and as you are reading an article about computers, every instance of the 
word 'computer' becomes underlined. Upon mouse-over, it pops-up an advertisement to 
buy computers or related items...

This is a (fairly) light server side scripting that happens during initial page-
rendering. I think this would be FANTASTIC if we could include something like this 
to augment (not replace) the current manual process of intra-wiki linking.

For instance, manually adding [[foo]] will make a link to the foo page. How about if 
when you type 'foo' on the page, but FORGET to put [[ ]] around it... The server 
searches for an existing article of that name and auto-renders the [[foo]] link?

This would not be plausible for the script to search for EVERY word in an article, 
but the script could reference the 10/100/1000 most popular pages, instead. New 
folks (and veterans alike) often miss the opportunity to create links to existing 
articles... This would ensure the most popular (or user-defined) articles are never 

Example of IntelliTXT in use:
Explination of IntelliTXT:
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-02-06 02:31:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2336 ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.