--- Comment #8 from Happy-melon <happy.melon.w...@gmail.com> 2011-01-23
22:06:29 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> One reason why the citation templates can not be implemented in PHP is that
> citation style heavily depends on language/project. Russian Wikipedia may have
> a very different citation style than English one. Similar the citation style
> Wikiquote may be very different from Wikipedia. It also would be unreasonable
> to install several extensions - one for each language/project.
That's essentially what I said. A PHP implementation wouldn't be doing
anything very much different to what the wikitext is doing; it probably
wouldn't even do it very much more efficiently. A function which is
is not a good candidate for implementation in PHP rather than wikitext. In
order to achieve anything meaningful, you have to change the *nature* of the
content, and turn it into semantic data.
> Convert template is...
This belongs on bug 235.
(In reply to comment #7)
> There isn't anything in what you describe that prevents this functionality
> being implemented in PHP. It might require a separate interface (using, e.g.,
> separate Special page) or more customizability (using, e.g., $first_name
> variables in MediaWiki messages), but it certainly isn't impossible.
Indeed. It's more that it's not a nice simple quick fix; this would probably
be as big a project as something like ResourceLoader, maybe even as big as
AbuseFilter. Not something to be thrown together in an afternoon...
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