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Bug 4934 - Tournament bracket syntax
Tournament bracket syntax
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-09 19:55 UTC by kelvSYC
Modified: 2011-05-15 03:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description kelvSYC 2006-02-09 19:55:44 UTC
We should have an interface for easily providing a graphical representation of
tournament brackets, such as those used in sporting or gaming competitions. 
This would be preferred over a textual description (a picture is worth a
thousand words...)

A basic syntax (based on EasyTimeline syntax) could be as follows:
TeamData =
 id:FOO name:foo
 id:BAR name:bar
 id:BAZ name:baz

MatchData =
 id:SF num:2 team1:FOO team2:BAR winner:FOO
 id:F num:2 team1:SF team2:BAZ

This would create a bracket where foo plays bar, with the winner (foo) playing
baz.  Additional markup may allow for other annotations such as scores, a link
to the match summary, footnotes, etc.

This bracket extension would be heavily based on developments in image
generation or SVG (not knowing how far either has gone, I am admittedly not
aware of the feasibility of this extension).
Comment 1 Sam Reed (reedy) 2011-05-15 00:45:31 UTC
There is little point doing an extension for this

Do a SVG yourself and upload it
Comment 2 MZMcBride 2011-05-15 03:49:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> There is little point doing an extension for this
> Do a SVG yourself and upload it

There's a much higher threshold for marking an extension request as "wontfix." In this case, an obvious benefit to an HTML output of a bracket is much easier updating/localization than an SVG. An extension also allows for much, much easier standardization of brackets between pages.

I'm not re-opening this as the proposed syntax/implementation makes me shudder in horror and subsequent template developments have made brackets in HTML tables much easier (e.g., <>).

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