Last modified: 2007-11-01 05:22:34 UTC

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Bug 10152 - Allow 'hiding' the inputbox
Allow 'hiding' the inputbox
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4971
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
InputBox (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-06-05 21:05 UTC by Jamie Hari
Modified: 2007-11-01 05:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jamie Hari 2007-06-05 21:05:34 UTC
There have been a couple of instances when I have come across the need for a button that automates page creation functionality, but in such a strict, guided manner that the input box itself is not needed, just the button.

For instance:

buttonlabel=Create your user page!
inputboxhidden=true   <- This is what I mean, I would suggest something similar

This would create a button which I could put on a new user's talk page. All the new user would have to do is hit the button and be taken to their userpage, which would be preloaded with a userpage template and with a nice friendly message at the top explaining how/why to create a user page.

(Currently, it leaves the inputbox so the new user could accidently modify its contents and create a userpage for some other, possibly non-existant user)

Talk about making it EASY for newbies... :)

I foresee great and wide application of such functionality.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-06-06 03:01:31 UTC
Write another extension, then.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-06 18:51:37 UTC
It seems like it would be straightforward and reasonable to allow a "hidden" parameter for each field in Inputbox.  Writing another extension seems pointless.
Comment 3 Jamie Hari 2007-06-08 05:20:52 UTC
I am already working on this for my own wiki... and yes, it is pretty simple and straight-forward.

If I come up with anything decent enough to include in Wikipedia, I will submit a test-patch.

Reopening, as I will be working on it, as per Rob's suggestion that I do it, myself.
Comment 4 Jamie Hari 2007-11-01 05:22:34 UTC
Brion added it in r15558, but no one documented it and I didn't find that bug when I searched! ;)

"hidden = yes"

works on en wikipedia as of the time of this writing.

Closing as resolved, duplicate of Bug 4971.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4971 ***

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