Last modified: 2007-02-18 00:54:45 UTC

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Bug 9015 - Make smaller headers useful
Make smaller headers useful
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (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: 2007-02-17 21:36 UTC by sspecter
Modified: 2007-02-18 00:54 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description sspecter 2007-02-17 21:36:31 UTC
Ok, this is just a small suggestion, but would allow people use the smaller
headers properly.

Very few people use the biggest header (like in =title=) and the smaller headers
(like in =====section=====) and even some mediawiki projects suggest not use it.
In fact only 2 headers are really useful: ==header2== and ===header3===

The reason, I believe, is that the =1st header= get confused with the ==2nd
header== and the smaller ones get confused with the ===3rd header=== and '''bold

Although they aren't used, hierarchical headers are useful (or should be),
specially in wikimedia.

So I suggest a small but relevant change in rendering to put the smaller titles
in (a little more) evidence. I have some ideas.

- use a small indentation in all sections of smaller headers (beginning in the
====4th header====)
- underline smaller headers (in the same way of bigger headers), beginning in
the ===3rd header=== , and indent it (the line) to not get confused with the
biggest headers.
- put a number (as in " 4th header") in the headers
Comment 1 Kevin Yin 2007-02-17 21:39:24 UTC
What do you mean by putting a number in the headers?
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-02-17 22:39:43 UTC
Switch on numbered headings in user preferences.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-18 00:54:45 UTC
Changes to style will probably not be made to existing skins without compelling

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