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Bug 5358 - Allow "as of {year}" statements to be updated annually
Allow "as of {year}" statements to be updated annually
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-03-26 16:59 UTC by William G M Leslie III
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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Description William G M Leslie III 2006-03-26 16:59:54 UTC
Create a new tag to be embedded in the main article text which reads "as of
{current year}" so that the year value increments based on age of a hidden
creation timestamp.

For example, "As of 2006, the Empire State Building is the tallest building in
New York City."

An [[AsOfDate]] tag automatically generates the text "as of {curyear}" in the

When a [[AsOfDate]] tag is imbedded in the article, a timestamp is recorded. 
Each time the the yearly anniversary of the tag is reached, the article is added
to a list so that the entry can be verified as still true.  Or, any authors that
have edited the article are emailed.

Additional formatting could be provide via some standard text flags.  To have
the tag read, "as of July 26, 2006", the tage could have the format
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-03-26 17:03:22 UTC
How would this differ from using the following wikimarkup?

Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-03-26 17:45:53 UTC
There've been redirect links for this purpose for years, so I don't think it's really necessary.


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