Last modified: 2011-04-14 15:11:19 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 6787 - "Move" function for sections
"Move" function for sections
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2006-07-22 22:28 UTC by Julian Fleischer
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:11 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Julian Fleischer 2006-07-22 22:28:19 UTC
Hi, Please See Bug #6785 and Bug #6786 it will help you understanding for what this here is good for.

If you've read the bugs mentioned above than you might now also think that it would be very usefull to have a tool 
that does the "cut and paste" for you when moving sections of pages.

The exact functionality i'm thinking of:
{{grab:Article#Section}} will be substituted with the source-section from the source-article. Than that section will 
be removed from the source-article. As like Bug #6786 {{grab:}} should also automatically add version-history 
informations to comply with the recommendations of the GNU-FDL. It logically would have to add such information to 
both articles as both are changed.

There is one technical thing about i'm worrying.. is the summary for what you edit large enough to store maybely large 
informations about {{grab:}} using? On the side of the page where the text is cutted that's no problem as it will 
surely be multiple edits (by wikipedia itself, i guess there needs to be a system-account when or something like that, 
a notice that this was grapped by the software itself... the changing user of course would be the author of that 
version-change.). But the page where you use {{grab:}} might not be able to store that information if you use 
{{grab:}} very often (for example when you grab 3 paragraphs).
Comment 1 Julian Fleischer 2006-07-22 22:40:30 UTC
i've filed a new bug for my worried.. would also be a nice enhancement independently from this here. See Bug #6788
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-07-23 20:11:11 UTC
The exact syntax used isn't really relevant to the point of this bug, I think,
so I've changed the summary to emphasize the goal over the method (and removed
the dependencies, which are potentially related but not necessarily relevant
once you view this as just moving sections and not as any particular
implementation of moving sections).

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.