[wp-hackers] Thoughts for handy features

John Elliot V jj5 at jj5.net
Tue Aug 29 13:36:24 UTC 2017

Hey there.

I love MediaWiki and have been using it everywhere for years. Recently
I've been doing some rather major documentation and I realised there
were two features which would be really handy for me (if these or
similar already exist I would love to know!):

1. For links to articles in sections on the same page it would be really
handy if we had syntax like: [[#unity|]] which would auto-complete to
[[#unity|unity]] for you.

2. For duplicated content it would be handy if you could define a bunch
of "variables" down the bottom of a page and then reference them from
elsewhere. I am aware of templates, but those are overkill and difficult
to maintain per my use case (my use case is documenting the "purpose" of
a computer, I duplicate this in various places, but don't want to
maintain templates for that).

Since I'm here, quick thanks to the MediaWiki community for creating
such wonderful wiki software!

John Elliot V
E: jj5 at jj5.net
P: +61 4 3505 7839
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