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Bug 6747 - Introduce a new Variable {{ROOTPAGENAME}} (similar to {{BASEPAGENAME}}
Introduce a new Variable {{ROOTPAGENAME}} (similar to {{BASEPAGENAME}}
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.22.0
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-07-19 21:18 UTC by Julian Fleischer
Modified: 2013-07-25 07:04 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Julian Fleischer 2006-07-19 21:18:15 UTC
Hello,

i hope that it is okay to request new features here in MediaZilla like it is done in other huge projects using 
bugzilla too. I would not know where else to put it.

It's just a small thing that should be fast implemented. It is about the Variables regarding the Pagename which is 
important for writing dynamic templates. My idea is to introduce a Variable Names ROOTPAGENAME which has similar 
content like BASEPAGENAME. ROOTPAGENAME should only contain the name of the topmost page without namespace, e.g. 
for "User:Name/Article/Subarticle" it should be "Name". BASEPAGENAME would be "Name/Article" here.

For those of you who think that this is not necessary to implement this let me show you a little example for what this 
is good for:

Recently i wanted to change a Template in our german wikipedia, Named Vorlage:Archiv. This is a template which can be 
included into archived-discussion pages. It is very common to store those archives in subpages. For example For 
wikipedia:de:Internetforum there are archives in wikipedia:de:Internetforum/Archiv/Diskussionsforum and 
wikipedia:de:Internetforum/Archiv/Webforum (this is because there were two articles once which have been combined in 
that new article and the old discussion-pages have been moved there). Similarily the heavy discussions on Mainpages 
are often moved to Mainpage/archive/date . I wanted to introduce a dynamic link into that template which point to the 
current discussion. If i used [[Discussion:{{BASEPAGENAME}}]] than it would point to a wrong page which does not 
exist. Here [[Discussion:{{ROOTPAGENAME}}]] would be needed.

greetings and the best wishes, Warhog
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-06-09 16:01:45 UTC
You can use the {{#titleparts}} parser function to obtain this.
Comment 2 Daniel Friesen 2012-11-20 14:28:49 UTC
#titleparts requires the installation of an additional extension just to work. 

BASEPAGENAME is a misnomer and we should have had ROOTPAGENAME inside core a long time ago.

I see absolutely no reason to not include such a simple and basic magic word inside of core.
Comment 3 Brad Jorsch 2013-03-16 14:39:20 UTC
If someone wants to do this, it should be easy enough.

The Title object already has a "getRootText()" method that does exactly what you want, so you can just copy the code for {{BASEPAGENAME}} and change the call to "getBaseText()" to "getRootText()".

Look for "basepagename" in includes/parser/CoreParserFunctions.php, includes/parser/Parser.php, includes/MagicWord.php, and languages/messages/MessagesEn.php.

Then look for "BASEPAGENAME" in tests/parser/parserTests.txt and maintenance/fuzz-tester.php.

Then add mention in RELEASE-NOTES-1.21 (or whatever version we're up to once someone gets around to this), stick it in Gerrit, and add me as a reviewer.


(In reply to comment #2)
> BASEPAGENAME is a misnomer

Why shouldn't "Foo/Bar/Baz" be considered the base of "Foo/Bar/Baz/Quux"?

> I see absolutely no reason to not include such a simple and basic magic word
> inside of core.

So do it then.
Comment 4 Daniel Friesen 2013-03-16 23:05:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > BASEPAGENAME is a misnomer
> 
> Why shouldn't "Foo/Bar/Baz" be considered the base of "Foo/Bar/Baz/Quux"?
> 
> > I see absolutely no reason to not include such a simple and basic magic word
> > inside of core.
> 
> So do it then.

I have a bunch of changesets that need my attention and haven't had any time to work on MW stuff lately.
Comment 5 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-04-21 14:13:31 UTC
Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/60198 (Gerrit Change I71ef0a15c95c9145462f3aa7fdb3ed11dac79265)
Comment 6 db [inactive,noenotif] 2013-05-02 16:44:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/60198 (Gerrit Change
> I71ef0a15c95c9145462f3aa7fdb3ed11dac79265)

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