Last modified: 2014-02-12 23:38:20 UTC
I see from [http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wikivoyage:Accommodation_listings The Accomodations Listing suggested style you want people to continue to use the wikitravel tags. But I do not see any tools to automate the process.
If you look at the Add and Edit Listing Feature listing like those that can be found [http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Small_city_article_template#Sleep here] and [http://wikitravel.org/en/Trat#Sleep here]? You'll see there is a tool to edit these tag.
This tags is extremely useful to organize data and make quick edits. For example, I have fixed many incorrect phone numbers and addresses using this helpful tool. Please consider adding this feature the MediaWiki.
There is a discussion about this feature on the wikivoyage site here:
Looking at our roadmap, the implementation of this feature looks more like a candidate for a VisualEditor plugin.
MediaWiki core features must be generic enough for different wikis and must be reviewed and integrated by core maintainers. Visual Editor plugins can be developed by anybody and it is perfecty ok to have them for very specific purposes e.g. a Wikivoyage plugin.
Actually, on reflection this should live in the Extension we're talking about, and block against a tracker for such creations in VE itself. Sorry to mess this around.
We weren't talking about any extension. This report was filed against MediaWiki core. Happy to move it to the right place, as long as we know what is the right place.
Luke, are you saying those tags were created in the Wikitravel times? If so, it would be useful to know how did they handle them.
This is about the Listings extension which is unique (in Wikimedia land) to Wikivoyage - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Listings
It creates the following tags:
They are used to provide structured mark-up and hinting of recommendations for WV listings of places to go.
Sorry for the confusion. :-)
Have you taken a look at WP:HOTCAT?