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Bug 6907 - Explain parameters in Special:Allmessages
Explain parameters in Special:Allmessages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 17715
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Documentation (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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Reported: 2006-08-02 22:01 UTC by Schnargel
Modified: 2012-07-25 07:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Schnargel 2006-08-02 22:01:01 UTC
Introduce a third column in [[Special:Allmessages]] explaining the parameters to the messages if any.

Display this information for a specific message on each [[MediaWiki:...]] page as well.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-02 22:02:27 UTC
What would be an example of a message whose parameters' function isn't
self-evident?  Aren't they just substituted in for $1, $2, $3, etc.?
Comment 2 Schnargel 2006-08-02 22:17:51 UTC
It would also give the possibility to have a small reminder about the messages like where they are used.

For example:
- contribsub: "For $1" (knowing more about $1 would help understanding the whole message, explaining where it appears would help even 
more)
- lucenepowersearchtext: "Search in namespaces: $1 Search for $3 $9" (why is there $3 and $9, and what's with $4 to $8?)
- rcshowhidebots: "Bots $1" (without knowing where this message is used it's difficult to guess what it is for and what $1 would be)
- cite_references_link_many_format: "<sup>''[[#$1|$3]]''</sup>" (what would $2 be and who would guess right about $3?)

Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-02 22:34:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> What would be an example of a message whose parameters' function isn't
> self-evident?  Aren't they just substituted in for $1, $2, $3, etc.?

Disregard this, it makes no sense.  Tired and all.  If anyone ever actually
documents where various messages are used inside the UI, certainly those docs
should include what gets passed to it.
Comment 4 Nemo 2012-07-25 07:54:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 17715 ***

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