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Bug 3833 - Improve rendering of section links
Improve rendering of section links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-30 15:05 UTC by PS
Modified: 2011-12-14 17:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description PS 2005-10-30 15:05:05 UTC
Wikilinks containing a section reference are not rendered nicely; they are 
rendered as written unless the editor who added the link also adds a nice 
format for it too. But in this case, the appearance is non-standard which 
is also not ideal. This is an example of the problem, consider the 
appearance which a link such as this will be given to a reader:

[[Principles of NLP#Stated purpose of NLP]]

Taking this as an example, I suggest the mediawiki engine performs a 
standard rendering of wikilink sections as follows:

Article and section: [[Principles of NLP#Stated purpose of NLP]]
Rendered as one of:
  Principles of NLP: Stated purpose of NLP
  Principles of NLP [section: Stated purpose of NLP]

Section only: [[#Stated purpose of NLP]]
Rendered as one of:
  (section) Stated purpose of NLP
  (ibid) Stated purpose of NLP
Comment 1 Omegatron 2006-01-20 19:54:20 UTC
I like all of those except "ibid".
Comment 2 Michael Zajac 2006-02-24 21:17:28 UTC
Section links are also not reflected in the link's title attribute, so there is no tool-tip indicating the precise 
destination.  This is especially noticable in same-page links, which have a blank title.

I would like to see something like "Principles of NLP: Stated purpose of NLP" in a section link, and 
especially something like "Jump to 'Stated purpose of NLP' on this page" for same-page links.
Comment 3 Michael Zajac 2006-02-24 21:19:29 UTC
Note that rendering titles for section links would also render them for editor-created anchors, like 
footnotes and references.
Comment 4 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-05-15 00:36:23 UTC
Adding complexity to the parser? Not a good idea.
Comment 5 MZMcBride 2011-05-15 03:39:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Adding complexity to the parser? Not a good idea.

This is not a valid reason to resolve a bug as "wontfix." Re-opening.

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