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Bug 9239 - edit sections by name and allow to create sections with previously nonexistent names
edit sections by name and allow to create sections with previously nonexisten...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 14877 15575 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: section-editing
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Reported: 2007-03-09 17:08 UTC by Bernhard Fastenrath
Modified: 2013-05-22 18:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Bernhard Fastenrath 2007-03-09 17:08:11 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
existing sections.

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.
Comment 1 Bernhard Fastenrath 2007-03-09 17:12:35 UTC
Bug #9240: A parser function to query the name of enclosing sections (like
{{#section-name:<section level>}})
would be useful in connection with this feature.

Comment 2 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2007-03-10 01:00:23 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Bernhard Fastenrath 2007-03-10 09:53:31 UTC
see Bug #9242.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-06-06 03:36:39 UTC
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.
Comment 5 charitwo 2008-07-21 08:00:28 UTC
*** Bug 14877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Xudong Yang 2008-07-21 08:08:33 UTC
(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.).
Comment 7 Chad H. 2009-05-06 20:52:32 UTC
*** Bug 15575 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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