--- Comment #3 from Voyagerfan5761 <> 2010-01-28 
19:28:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created an attachment (id=7043)
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> A patch to provide this
> I have attached a patch which implements the proposed change by adding another
> special-cased magic word to Parser::braceSubstitution.
> There is some thought on #mediawiki that instead of hacking it in like this, a
> more general framework should allow for any magic word to take specific action
> at this point in the parse. The process by which this might be done, and the
> concrete benefits of such an approach are not immediately obvious to me.

Adding a hook at this point in the parse would be similar to WordPress'
"shortcode" system, the way I see it. That system has proven to be useful for
many, many plugins and I'm sure MediaWiki extension developers would find such
a hook useful, too.

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