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Bug 7155 - [[Media:Foo]] should render as [[Media:Foo|Foo]]
[[Media:Foo]] should render as [[Media:Foo|Foo]]
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-28 21:33 UTC by David Chang
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Chang 2006-08-28 21:33:05 UTC
In case of [[Media:example.ppt]], it is displayed in browsers 
as clickable "Media:example.ppt". Such display is a bit weired, confusing many 
Why not simply diplay example.ppt?

Mediawiki is very popular and thus needs to be easy to use and understand.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-28 21:57:27 UTC
I'll go out on a limb here and WONTFIX this.  [[Foo]], assuming it's a link and
not an image/category inclusion, displays "Foo".  [[Foo|Bar]] displays "Bar". 
Use that if you want different text to display.  There's also a shortcut to skip
the namespace, the "pipe trick": [[Media:Foo|]] becomes [[Media:Foo|Foo]].
Comment 2 David Chang 2006-08-28 22:08:05 UTC
Thanks for the trick. Still, I hope the default display of [[Media:foo.doc]] is 
foo.doc. Trick is for geeks, not for ordinary users.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-08-28 22:09:58 UTC
No, it will be what it is because that's the behaviour consistent with the rest
of the software. The "pipe trick" is quite well-known among users, so the
problem is education.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-08-29 12:03:00 UTC
Explicit is better than implicit. On a wiki, hiding things isn't meant to be the default.

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