Last modified: 2006-08-30 19:24:04 UTC

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Bug 7179 - Sending params templates
Sending params templates
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5883
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-30 19:20 UTC by Nux
Modified: 2006-08-30 19:24 UTC (History)
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Description Nux 2006-08-30 19:20:26 UTC

I belive it would be great to be able to send params to templates (pages
containing params) through URL. This would have beneficial impact on pages like
"Picture of the Day" and probably some pages that could be personalized
according to the needs of users.

For PotD you could have for example one template with arguments like
{{{year}}},{{{month}}},{{{lang}}} and one could simply supply links like:
[[{{fullurl:Template:Potd|tplp_year=2006&tplp_month=09&tplp_lang=en}} Sep]]

"tplp_" prefix stands for "template parameter", and should be used so as not to
conflict with some exisiting and future functions.

If you think about opportunities, then you'll see that this functionality would
save quite a lot of db space and users' effort. For example translators might
like to have the template in their language and currently they have to create a
new page for that.

Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-08-30 19:24:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5883 ***

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