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Bug 2453 - [[Special:Allmessages]] should provide information about the type of the MediaWiki message
[[Special:Allmessages]] should provide information about the type of the Medi...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 7 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 8521 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 18521
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Reported: 2005-06-19 08:03 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2012-08-14 11:42 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-19 08:03:37 UTC

I suppose thet is
restricted to sysops, stewards, developers.

<b>Never, <i>ever</i>, change something here without <i>explicit</i> community
'''Never, ''ever'', change something here without ''explicit'' community
generate bold / italic text.

But this is not the issue of this bug report.

During translation of the MediaWiki user interface I experienced that the
individual messages may have different atributes / may be of different type:
- some support wiki syntax
- some support only (X)HTML (?)
- some none of the two mentioned above

- some are active only for the content language as Monobook.css (?)
- some will overwrite the message from the content language

- other criterias (?)

These informations should dispay as abreviations in [[Special:Allmessages]]
"near" the title of the message.

Many titles indicate by their first characters to what feature / special page
they relate. Neither a "''used in''" (whis is a "nice to have") nor a
"dependency of configurations - feature activated or not) is required here.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-21 16:50:16 UTC
note from related bug 2475: Translations should not use localized namespaces in

regarding clasification:
some MediaWiki messages are titles but other are pages ([[MediaWiki:Mainpage]],
[[MediaWiki:Currentevents-url]] other "-url"s)
some are values of a selection "show" / "hide" [[MediaWiki:Show]] /
some add explaing text to a particular selection [[MediaWiki:Showhideminor]]
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-02 08:28:05 UTC
addition regarding the "type of the MediaWiki message" classification:

some MediaWiki messages will be "preserved" if another user interface is 
selected trough preferences or uselang=xx as [[MediaWiki:Sidebar]],
[[MediaWiki:Monobook.js]] others *not*.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-02 09:30:56 UTC
*more details*
for the translation of the MediaWiki user interface it is important to know how
&#nnnn; will be handeled / rendered, if it generates
a) &#nnnn; (untranslated)
b) the corresponding Unicode character

example where much time is / was wasted:

1) attachment
from Bug 4114: RTL related issue with Mozilla Firefox and Netscape: text and
checkboxes get squeezed; implement workaround
2) Bug 4024: &foo;-style character conversion is blocked in MediaWiki messages
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2009-02-28 18:43:06 UTC
*** Bug 8521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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