On 21.08.2014 21:17, Steven Walling wrote:
On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Magnus Manske <magnusman...@googlemail.com

Or, have them filled from Wikidata. Then, {{Infobox}} would be all the wikitext you need. This could also help to "abstract" infoboxes to load a
placeholder/hint on mobile, then loading the box on request (click).

Well, one can dream...

This would be ideal I think, since it would allow for more responsive
styling without resorting to ugly hacks specific to infobox markup.

So far as I can tell though, there is one major blocker to this: edibility. People need to be able to update the infobox data without leaving Wikipedia
and being sent to Yet Another Wiki. This is potentially doable in
VisualEditor I think, but is hard or maybe impossible to do with any
elegance in wikitext.

Another problem, at least for the time being, is that connection to Wikidata is still slow (I feel it even with very good Internet access), and eventually will impede slow mobile connections. I hope this is curable though.


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