Hi everyone, I've got some good news -- wikitext syntax highlighting is live again, and I'm almost completely sure it's staying live. :) You can now enable it as a Beta feature on all LTR wikis.
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:23 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Andy, > > Thanks for sending your thoughts, that's the kind of feedback that we > need. People can either write responses in this thread, or post it on the > project's talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Tech/ > Wikitext_editor_syntax_highlighting > > We'll respond as comments come in, making bug fixes and then making a plan > for changes as we see what people have to say. Thanks again. > > Danny > > > > On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:07 PM Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> > wrote: > >> On 3 August 2017 at 23:21, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: >> >> > WMF's Community Tech team team is happy to announce that Wikitext Editor >> > Syntax Highlighting has been released as a beta feature today on all LTR >> > Wikimedia projects! >> >> I'm all in favour of having syntax highlighting - I teach people to >> edit wikicode, and I find it helps them to learn it more quickly. >> >> I've been using the syntax highlighting gadget en.Wikipedia: >> >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Remember_the_dot/ >> Syntax_highlighter >> >> for some time now. I've just disabled, it, and instead enabled the new >> beta feature. >> >> My first impression is that it is lacking in contrast - it's far >> harder, now, to differentiate the various types of content. Indeed the >> colour pairs used (e.g. #8800CC vs. #AAAAB3) fail WCAG web >> accessibility guidelines for colour contrast. >> >> I realise that choice of styling colours is a "bikeshed" matter, but >> contrast ratio is a quantifiable and objective accessibility issue. >> >> Also, because the script does not load immediately, the larger >> headings cause the page to "dance" as the script kicks in. >> >> What plans are there to either receive and act on feedback such as >> this, or to provide greater user-customisation options? >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ >> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ >> wiki/Wikimedia-l >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>