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Bug 5298 - Allow previewing of the entire page when editing a section
Allow previewing of the entire page when editing a section
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: section-editing
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Reported: 2006-03-20 18:31 UTC by Trevor Burnham
Modified: 2013-05-22 18:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Trevor Burnham 2006-03-20 18:31:33 UTC
I run a small wiki where pages and section tend to be very small, and it would
usually be more useful to see a preview of the entire page when editing a
section, rather than just a preview of the section.  It would be nice if there
were a user-level preference for whether to show a preview of the entire page or
just the section being edited.
Comment 1 stux 2007-01-14 22:32:32 UTC
This actually would be a benefit in pages with images and/or divs that affect
the entire page but reside in different sections.  (See
http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:Stux&action=edit&section=4 for a very
quick and basic example.)  This feature would allow the editor to see how
editing the section affects the entire page.  I think a simple check box below
next to "Watch This page" that would read "Preview Entire Page" (and controlling
code) would solve it.  Also, a preference to have this box marked by default
(like default "watch") would be nice. 
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2007-05-07 21:39:03 UTC
The text is submitted and parsed. Since for a section, the user was only given
part of the page, the server would have to merge it into the rest and parse that
in order to preview it.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-05-07 22:34:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The text is submitted and parsed. Since for a section, the user was only given
> part of the page, the server would have to merge it into the rest and parse that
> in order to preview it.

...and? We merge the section back into the page when we save a section edit;
what's so difficult about doing it, running a pre-save transform, and showing a
preview?
Comment 4 Aaron Schulz 2008-03-24 19:11:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > The text is submitted and parsed. Since for a section, the user was only given
> > part of the page, the server would have to merge it into the rest and parse that
> > in order to preview it.
> 
> ...and? We merge the section back into the page when we save a section edit;
> what's so difficult about doing it, running a pre-save transform, and showing a
> preview?

...nothing is "difficult" about it, I'm not sure who said that?

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