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Bug 13571 - Printable version should not include editsection links
Printable version should not include editsection links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: editlinks
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Reported: 2008-03-31 18:49 UTC by Church of emacs
Modified: 2013-05-22 18:12 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Church of emacs 2008-03-31 18:49:33 UTC
When using the option printable=yes, "UI stuff" like editsection links are hidden via skins/common/wikiprintable.css:

/* Hide ugly UI stuff */
#quickbar, #topbar, #footer, #siteNotice,
.editsection, .toctoggle {
        display: none;

This means that they are not displayed - but they are still present. If a user tries to copy MediaWiki content to his favorite word processor or text editor, the hidden stuff gets visible. I think that happens quite often, for example when users don't want to print a whole Wikipedia article, but just some specific sections. (Of course you can do funny jokes with a print-out copy that has edit-links on it ("hey, strange, this edit link does not work, the page must be semi-protected or something..."), but doesn't really have a use).

I don't know whether it's the web browser's job to fix this, or MediaWiki's job, but I think it should be fixed.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-04-01 22:20:44 UTC
The "printable version" link is just the page with the print stylesheet applied on screen; the link only exists because people aren't used to print style sheets being automatically applied at print time.

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