On Nov 17, 2012, at 9:04 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Krinkle, 17/11/2012 20:09:
obsolete and temporary. One could even argue and say this is outside the scope of the E
teams. The usability team (which is sort of a 2009 E-like team equivalent) has already
proven this. We've been there, done that. Now it is up to Platform to implement it for
the long term in a way that doesn't break our servers. We no longer need event logging
and what not, it'll be like any other native link in MediaWiki core.
Nothing to add, but a small point (à la wikitech-ambassadors?): as it's already been
pointed out, most Wikimedia projects/big Wikipedias I remember have had something like
that by default for years, so (when you're ready) please communicate the exact
schedule for the deployment of the solution in MediaWiki core so that they can disable the
custom JS in due time and avoid weird interactions.
It will be wonderful to get rid of the custom JS!
Though, I'm not sure if "most" and "default" is correct here.
Would you be willing to work on a list of projects that have such a script (and while at
it, note whether it is enabled by default and whether there is an opt-in/opt-out e.g. in
form of a gadget).