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Using "class" and "rel" on anchor links[edit]

In order to add some features of microformats, it's necessary to use class and rel attributes on anchor links (especially, but not only, those in templates) (see Microformats#MediaWiki issues). Can this be done? If so, how; if not, where's the best place to submit a feature request? Pigsonthewing 19:28, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

How to transclude page sections[edit]

I hoped that the code {{AnyPage#SomeSection}} would transclude the section of the page AnyPage which has SomeSection as a heading, but it doesn't work. Is there any way of doing so, I mean without modifying the original page? --NaBUru38 17:42, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

No, except with an extension such as mw:Extension:Labeled Section Transclusion.--Patrick (talk) 00:07, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, that's sad :( I believe that this feature could help to create a few particular pages. Where can I suggest this feature, so it gets added to MediaWiki at some point? --NaBUru38 13:24, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Like --Patrick (talk) 21:32, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

How the heck do I make text a different color depending on its value?[edit]

Okay, I'm doing a profit or loss chart, and I need to know how once I find a value, turn it a different color based on its value. Example: My profit target is 223. I am making a chart that shows various examples and what the profit is. If job one brings in -150 to zero dollars, then I want that text to be red, obviously, because I lost a bunch of money. If job two brings in between 1 dollar and 223 dollars, then that text needs to be yellow, because its not making money, but it's not losing money either. If job three brings in more than 223 dollars then that text should be green. I know how to set up the table with the dollar amounts (they are being pulled from another page and they change daily) but right now they just display in blue for everything zero and over, and red for any negative numbers. I'm not happy with that setup. Can anyone help me with this? I can't even find the syntax on how to change text to a different color much less the formula for how to make it decide "on the fly" which color to format it in. Please help! Thanks! (Please cc any responses to jsaurman (at) hotmail (dot) com) 20:03, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

"Wrong" Language?[edit]

This page keeps displaying in a Cyrillic character set for me—I'm not familiar enough with Russian or other Cyrillic languages to know if it's a corrupted font/character set or if it's a language localization.

I'm connecting from a U.S. ip address. No other WikiMedia page is loading an unexpected language or character set. Could I have a language flag or a cookie set somewhere?

It's happening in Safari 4, Firefox 3, and Opera 10 under OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Another odd feature of this issue is that as time goes on more and more of the Russian is being replaced by English, in blocks of content.

Here's a screen shot (Safari 4.0.3, OS X 10.6.1)

Thanks. 23:37, 13 September 2009 (UTC) Maintainer

Well, someone had earlier today (probably due to a misunderstanding) translated part of the page into some language using Cyrillic fonts. I've reverted those changes. Best regards, Finn Rindahl 23:58, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Yay. The page is much easier for me to understand now. Thanks! 06:21, 14 September 2009 (UTC)Maintainer

What "table of contents to the right"?[edit]

The article begins:

Editing refers to the changing of a page by a Wikimedia user. Unless certain restrictions are in effect, such as protection, all pages are editable, by everyone. This is a brief overview of that process. The editing table of contents to the right contains more information on editing functions.

There's nothing on the right. If this refers to something that has been changed, it should be updated. If it refers to something whose appearance is subject to the user's preferences, it should be rewritten. --Thnidu 15:41, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Done.--Patrick (talk) 21:12, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


3 apostrophes will embolden the text.
5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize the text.

Although verbing (and adjectiving) weirds language, you can embolden Wiki editors, but like it or not (and I'm not that crazy about it but it's the way it is) you "bold" text.

(I'd "just do it", but it's protected.) Mathglot 00:37, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Use of apostrophes[edit]

I had to put two apostrophes in the text of a wiki page, as in showing that a variable was set to an empty string. Of course, two apostrophes starts italics. the ' (ampersand apos semi-colon) just display that string. I ended up embedding the two apostrophes in a nowiki tag.

Is there any chance that you could add to this page how to use characters that are specially interpreted, such as apostrophes?

Thanks 15:08, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

It seems to me that you just have done so: use the nowiki tag. --Thnidu 06:55, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Some needed revisions to the help page[edit]

In the links section: it is clear to me that the intention is to provide examples of rendered markup on the left, with an identical non-rendered markup text on the right to clearly show how things work. This is not yet the case in this location of the page, and in addition, there is no example which uses a page section link that has alternative text such as [[Help:Editing#Links|links section]].

Tigersharke 16:04, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Music for beginers[edit]

Hi,im very interested in the Music and i always wanted to any software for music and can someone help me