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Bug 7846 - Transform wikilinks to URLs in email messages
Transform wikilinks to URLs in email messages
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 11141 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-08 19:53 UTC by Marco Roepers
Modified: 2013-04-15 13:02 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Marco Roepers 2006-11-08 19:53:26 UTC
Is it possible to allow some wikisyntax in the e-mail function. I'm thinking
think of linking to pages with brackets [[]], which would show up in the message
as a clickable link with full url of the page. I'm also thinking to allow
signing e-mail-messages with three of four tildes  ~~~~.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-11-08 19:54:38 UTC
Well, we send plain text messages, so formatting would be lost. Clients might
choose to render a free URL as clickable, but we don't have control over that. I
for one would object to us sending out HTML email, as it makes things more
Comment 2 Marco Roepers 2006-11-08 20:05:03 UTC
I wasn't thinking of HTML email messages. Only  if i write [[Theo Ettema]] in an
e-mailmessage in would show up as in the final message which would be
sent off
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-11-08 20:07:09 UTC
Your reference to signatures hinted otherwise. Nevertheless, a transformation
such as that described might be useful.
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-09 22:24:38 UTC
~~~~ could be sensibly translated into plaintext, although it would be
superfluous (since the e-mail is already dated and specifies the sender).
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-11-09 22:57:03 UTC
People get pissed over those stupid little bits of HTML wonder they refer to as
signatures; it's safer not to mess about with them. As you rightly state, it's
Comment 6 Walter Vermeir 2006-11-10 10:10:10 UTC
That signature does not have to be anything else then  name + datetime stamp, no need for 
hyperlinks or support for all those fancy sigs like on the wiki. Btw, I would vote for a ticket to 
disalow all those special sigs on the wiki

Walter 10 nov 2006 11:10 (CET)
Comment 7 Marco Roepers 2006-11-10 11:26:25 UTC
I was thinking that adding a sign in an e-mailmessage would result in the
username and  a url to the userpage under it.  But transforming the wikilinks in
e-mailmessages was indeed the core of my idea. So i drop the idea of the sign
and i hope we concentrate on transforming wikilinks in urls in e-mailmessages 

Comment 8 Rob Church 2007-09-01 04:43:15 UTC
*** Bug 11141 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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