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Bug 9514 - Enable LabeledSectionTransclusion extension on WIkimedia wikis
Enable LabeledSectionTransclusion extension on WIkimedia wikis
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5881
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-04-06 22:57 UTC by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Modified: 2007-04-09 14:35 UTC (History)
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Description Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2007-04-06 22:57:58 UTC
dear wikipedians, which was
raised by an advogatian
today just made me shake my head and look for a way to report an idea to you,
which i believe to
be of paramount importance to wikipedia.

the concept of "symbolic links".

it should be possible to mark a subsection of a page - or an entire page - with
a name of
some kind (the idea of WikiName#SubSection springs to mind) such that the entire
can be pulled "inline" into another page.

in this way, meta-pages can be created.

example: i write some technical material, as part of some research.  it looks better
when that research material is spread out across several wiki pages.

however, when it comes to writing an _article_ - or a book - the organisation of
that information is _much_ better aligned in a single page.

... must i cut/paste that content and maintain it several times?

if i had symbolic linking, the answer would be "no".

Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-04-06 23:00:42 UTC
"Symbolic link" is very misleading here, since what you're asking for is a way
to be able to label a section of a page, and then transclude that in a larger
page (the converse can already be done).

Changing this to an extension installation request, since this is effectively
what LST does.
Comment 2 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2007-04-07 17:53:34 UTC
oh, is it?  cool!

well, me computer science posix bod.  symlink was the closest analogy i could
think of.

glad to hear there's something like it already!
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-04-09 14:35:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5881 ***

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