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Bug 8237 - request: extra view of template pages showing as them as when transcluded and substituted
request: extra view of template pages showing as them as when transcluded and...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-12 16:11 UTC by Leung Ki Chi
Modified: 2014-04-26 06:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Leung Ki Chi 2006-12-12 16:11:38 UTC
I realise the summary is very clumsy, but it's the only description I can think of for what I'm requesting.

Recently English Wikipedia has been hit by a vandal that vandalises the day's featured article by not putting penis 
images not on the article itself, but by putting them within <includeonly> ... </includeonly> tags in templates 
transcluded onto the article.

What I propose is: Please add an extra feature to show a template as it appears when transcluded; ideally the feature 
would be able to show the template both when transcluded and when substituted. This extra view of the template could be 
accessible via a new tab next to the "history" link.

Advantage of this enhancement: It would be a quick way to check whether a template has suspicious includeonly 
stuff/breakage. This is useful for not only combatting sneaky vandalism but also for people doing template editing to 
inspect their work for breakage.
Comment 1 Quim Gil 2014-04-26 06:36:30 UTC
Hi Leung, I just have read your request for the first time. This feature was actually implemented a couple of versions back (can't remember when exactly).

Now when you edit a template you have a field at the bottom "Preview page with this template" that gives you the possibility to see the template in action.

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