Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:38 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.
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]].
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.
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.
Explicit is better than implicit. On a wiki, hiding things isn't meant to be the default.