Arnomane pointed me at it, and I adapted his idea
(with his blessing) and committed it.
Please excuse my ignorance, but could you explain what exactly this means?
Is this extension now part of the official MediaWiki repository (though
not part of the default MW package - yet)?
Could you link me to Subversion then?
The parser's current treatment of things means
will *work*, but the whitespace the <language> tags leave behind isn't
collapsed down so there's a lot of it at the top of the page or
So there will be a lot of unnecessary whitespaces? Could be worse.
Sounds like it'd be rather easy to fix too - though I might be totally
Un peu de texte en Français.*
* Don't bother complaining, I haven't written or spoken proper French
depuis trois ans.
Nothing wrong with that as far as I can see - except for capitalizing
the "Français" part, which I believe they don't do in French.
(I might be wrong though; my French skills have pretty much vanished,
which is a pity. But that's mostly because there are no French mailing
lists that would make me keep my edge... )