Last modified: 2013-05-22 18:23:56 UTC
Allow to edit sections by name (instead of by number) and allow to create
sections with previously nonexistent names as first or last sub-section of
This would, for example, allow to link to generic section names on talk pages.
A template like http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Template:Comments could link
to a nonexistent section and the section would be created on demand.
Allowing to create nonexistent sections as sub-sections would allow to put all
responses through "Template:Comments" under a common header.
Bug #9240: A parser function to query the name of enclosing sections (like
would be useful in connection with this feature.
Just out of curiosity, where would the newly created (sub)sections be placed?
Presumably at the end of a page. But that might not be the convenient/desired place.
see Bug #9242.
I'm not sure I see a clear use case for this. I also see some possible problems with respect to complex section names, non-unique section names, and I don't see how this would be presented to the user.
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(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not sure I see a clear use case for this. I also see some possible problems
> with respect to complex section names, non-unique section names, and I don't
> see how this would be presented to the user.
Complex section names isn't really a problem as far as I'm concerned, as long as there exists a way to simplify them (which is always true since we do the same for section <a name=" anchors). As for non-unique section names, we could again use the way section anchors handle it (use section_name_2, section_name_3, section_name_n... etc.).
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