Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/Activate templatestyles by Index page css field

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Activate templatestyles by Index page css field

  • Problem: templatestyles extension is almost magic into wikisource environment, but there's the need to activate easily it into all pages of an Index.
  • Who would benefit: all contributors
  • Proposed solution: to allow optionally to fill Index page css field with a valid templatestyle page. A simple regex could be used to see if css field content contains a valid css or a valid page name.
  • More comments: Presently it.wikisource and nap.wikisource are testing other tricks to load work-specific templatestyles into all pages of an Index, with very interesting results.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T226275, phab:T215165
  • Proposer: Alex brollo (talk) 07:24, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Reproducing original books is inherently layout and formatting heavy, presenting books to readers is inherently layout and formatting heavy. Inline formatting templates are carrying a lot of weight right now, with somewhat severe limitations and very little semantics. Getting a good system for playing with the power of CSS would help a lot. --Xover (talk) 11:08, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]