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Bug 8890 - Enable wiki text for MediaWiki:License
Enable wiki text for MediaWiki:License
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Med...
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-02-05 15:51 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2007-06-20 07:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description brianna.laugher 2007-02-05 15:51:13 UTC
Same issue as http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8728 'Enable wiki
text for MediaWiki:Badfiletype' . Wikilinks show correctly on the MediaWiki
page, but the raw contents are rendered in the interface (on Special:Upload).

Note that MediaWiki:Fileuploadsummary allows wiki text without any problem.
Please make them all behave like this. :)

thanks!
Comment 1 Cary Bass 2007-02-05 15:57:30 UTC
This would be a very helpful (badly needed) interface update.  
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-02-05 16:05:06 UTC
What for? The message is used as a label for the licencing drop-down box, as far
as I can see. If it's being used elsewhere, then it should probably be split so
we can safely treat the other message.
Comment 3 brianna.laugher 2007-02-05 16:16:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> What for? The message is used as a label for the licencing drop-down box, as far
> as I can see. If it's being used elsewhere, then it should probably be split so
> we can safely treat the other message.

It's not being used elsewhere, but we accept other licenses besides the ones in
the drop-down list (like, dozens more, so it is not reasonable to list them
all). See for yourself at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Upload , I
added the link I wanted to add to this message, to MediaWiki:Fileuploadsummary
as a partial solution.

And I don't really understand why there's no consistency with these messages.
It's unexpected.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-02-05 16:18:57 UTC
(sigh)

So a message supporting wiki text is needed above the licencing selector for
explanatory purposes?
Comment 5 brianna.laugher 2007-02-05 16:30:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> (sigh)
> 
> So a message supporting wiki text is needed above the licencing selector for
> explanatory purposes?

As you can see from my edit to the URL linked above, all I wanted to change the
text to is "[[Commons:Copyright tags|Licensing]]". It doesn't need any more
space. But if you want to add another message supporting wiki text above the
licensing selector then fine, I will edit that, when it exists.

Is there a problem with me seeking to customise the interface?
Comment 6 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-05 16:49:15 UTC
The issue with wikitext is that it takes time to parse.  We don't want to make every message 
wikitext for efficiency reasons.  Honestly it would probably be easier if we just allowed raw 
HTML in the messages and did away with wikitext for them altogether, but I suppose that would be 
unfriendly to non-technical admins.
Comment 7 brianna.laugher 2007-02-05 17:00:39 UTC
Well, one problem is that at the moment the choice or whether or not a message
takes wikitext seems totally arbitrary. Why MediaWiki:Fileuploadsummary but not
this one? Or why dozens of other warning messages but not MediaWiki:Badfiletype?
I don't think there's any kind of record about which messages have been chosen
to support wikitext and which don't, is there? (Actually some type of mark like
this might be useful on special:allmessages.)

If you choose to close this bug WONTFIX then fine, I will live with editing
MediaWiki:Fileuploadsummary as I have done. But please fix
MediaWiki:Badfiletype, I know from months of experience that lack of wikitext
(and also two distinct errors covered by this one message) causes big user
confusion when they are confronted with this error.
Comment 8 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-05 17:05:09 UTC
See also bug 8893.
Comment 9 Rob Church 2007-06-20 07:47:02 UTC
Fixed in r23116.

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