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Bug 54687 - Use AJAX when expanding templates (i.e. clicking on "OK" at [[Special:ExpandTemplates]])
Use AJAX when expanding templates (i.e. clicking on "OK" at [[Special:ExpandT...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.23.0
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: javascript
Depends on:
Blocks: ajax
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Reported: 2013-09-27 11:03 UTC by Helder
Modified: 2014-01-12 10:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Helder 2013-09-27 11:03:01 UTC
It should be possible to make tests at [[Special:ExpandTemplates]] without reloading the whole page after every small change in the code.

There is already an API for that, except for the option "Suppress <nowiki> tags in result", it seems:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ApiSandbox#action=expandtemplates&title=Test&text=%7B%7BU%7CExample%7D%7D
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2013-09-27 15:47:31 UTC
What on earth is "Suppress <nowiki> tags in result" for exactly, anyway?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2013-09-27 15:52:52 UTC
Ok, so this option appears to have just come out of nowhere in 2009; there's no bugzilla reference or explanation for the feature on the commit: <https://git.wikimedia.org/commitdiff/mediawiki%2Fextensions%2FExpandTemplates.git/49697f70851757ef31a2221c84d95f4e9e217e2f>

I'm not sure it's useful or needs to be kept, but if it is desirable, it appears to be implemented as a post-processing regular expression and could be trivially done in JavaScript along with an AJAX load from the API.
Comment 3 db [inactive,noenotif] 2014-01-12 10:06:12 UTC
special page was moved to core

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