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Bug 4989 - Allow links from parts of <math> equations
Allow links from parts of <math> equations
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-14 17:48 UTC by Rene Horn
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Rene Horn 2006-02-14 17:48:18 UTC
When reading pages with lots of mathematical notation, sometimes one can forget
what a particular notation means.

How possible would it be to add some sort of feature that would link a
particular operator with the page explaining its usage or even just to make use
of the acronym tag?

For example: <math>S \subset \mbox{Power}(\Omega)</math>
The subset operator could be linked to: or just use the acronym
tag with the title property set to "subset".
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-03-06 07:42:43 UTC
You're either asking for a syntax highlighting extension for math markup, or for
us to link text in the text box to documentation. Which is it, because the first
is possible and the second is not.
Comment 2 Lupin 2006-03-08 01:26:25 UTC
My interpretation of the bug is this: persuade some parts of an equation to
become links to other articles. For example, if the equation is displayed as a
bitmap, you'd want to use an imagemap or something similar. 

Changing summary to reflect this.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-03-08 07:12:31 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
That wouldn't make sense where display was concerned and it sounds ugly as hell.

Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-03-08 07:52:37 UTC
Probably not feasible, and generally likely to be ugly.
I'll mark this WONTFIX.

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