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Bug 13489 - Special pages: Allow using templates / adding interwiki links
Special pages: Allow using templates / adding interwiki links
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-03-24 08:29 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2012-08-14 01:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Purodha Blissenbach 2008-03-24 08:29:01 UTC
This is a followup to bug 12519

Using templates with parameters seems to work in many messages in many special pages now.

In some cases it fails, however, or does not work as intended. There is a template in kshwiki, the Wikipedia of Ripuarian languages, Template:Navvi_Wikkipedijas_All, which is being used so as to add interlanguage links to special pages. It is mostly inserted into the MediaWiki:*-summary messages of most special pages; but occasionally in another message, when a -summary message does not exist. (Btw., it would imho preferrable to have a separate MediaWiki:*-something-message for the template/interlanguage link stuff. Squeezing different things into one text is always a bad idea. Having to make a copy of a message text, which is local to the wiki, while the text itself does not need to be different from the standard text at all, ruling out all corrections and enhancements made to the message by developers, appears not productive to me.)

For some special pages, a way has still to be found, to incorporate interlanguage links, or make template inclusions work, or make template parameters work, respectively. Here is a list of pages in the MediaWiki name space which I have tried, and the corresponging special pages not showing interlanguage links:





MediaWiki:Expand templates intro
MediaWiki:Expand templates-summary






I have not investigated in depth, why the template generated interlanguage links do not render. Thus actual reasons may vary. Certainly interlange links are not honored in each type of message from the MediaWiki name space when used inside a special page; although they always show when you look at the respective message on its page in the MediaWiki name spage.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-03-24 20:14:14 UTC
AFAIK interlanguage links are not available on *any* Special: page.

Can you show one where it is?
Comment 2 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-03-27 11:35:01 UTC
Here it is working now as intended:

but not here (Updated list):

There was no point in making these work:
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2009-01-07 18:05:43 UTC
Bumping for bug day -- check which may still be borked.
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2009-06-19 12:18:57 UTC
Moving to special pages, not really i18n related.
Comment 5 Daniel Friesen 2012-08-09 16:41:46 UTC
Rather than templates this looks more like a request for all special pages to have implicit language links for every language link in the table.
Comment 6 Helder 2012-08-14 01:42:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Rather than templates this looks more like a request for all special pages to
> have implicit language links for every language link in the table.


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