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Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/Better editing of transcluded pages

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Better editing of transcluded pages

  • Problem: When somebody wants to edit text in page with transcluded content, he find nothing relevant in source, only links to one or many transcluded pages under textarea. There are some tools (default in some wikisources) which helps to find the correct page. These tools displays number of page in the middle of text (in some wikis in the edge) and in source html there are invisible parts, but sometimes in the middle of the word/sentence/paragraph.
  • Who would benefit: Users who wants to correct transcluded text
  • Proposed solution: 1) Make invisible html marking visible, but not disturbing the text. Find the way how to move it from the middle of words.
    • en.wikisource example (link to page is on the left edge):
      • dense undergrowth of the sweet myrtle,&#32;<span><span class="pagenum ws-pagenum" id="2" data-page-number="2" title="Page:Tales,_Edgar_Allan_Poe,_1846.djvu/16">&#8203;</span></span>so much prized by the horticulturists of England.
    • cs.wikisource example (link is not displayed by deafault, when make visible by css, is in the middle of text.)
      • vedoucí od západního břehu řeky k východ<span><span class="pagenum" id="20" title="Stránka:E. T. Seton - Prerijní vlk, přítel malého Jima.pdf/23"></span></span>nímu.
  • Alternate solution: 2) after click to [edit] display pagination of transcluded text, click on page will open it for edit.
  • Alternate solution 2: 3) Make transcluded page editable in VE.
  • More comments: Split from this proposal
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: JAn Dudík (talk) 16:30, 11 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]


  • I don't really see this as a worthwhile thing for Community Tech to spend their time on. The existing page separators from ProofreadPage can be customised locally by each project, and its display or not can be customised in project-local CSS. Editing of transcluded content is an inherent problem with a ProofreadPage-based project and is not really something that can be “fixed” in a push by Community Tech. --Xover (talk) 05:45, 27 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]