The item ID stands for the badge, the label of the item is the label for the badge. There is no need to connect them. Or am I misunderstanding something?

For the images - yes, a message is a good idea. 

2013/9/5 Michał Łazowik <>
Wiadomość napisana przez Denny Vrandečić <> w dniu 5 wrz 2013, o godz. 22:31:

> The easy solution would be not to do anything special right now, besides a configuration option to switch badges on and off in the UI. (Whereas I see usage of Wikibase outside of WMF, I have trouble seeing the sitelinks features and the badges being used widely, and I would refrain from spending too much time on refining that)
> In the long run, it seems reasonable to create configurations for:
> * switching badges off and on
> * letting badges be selected from a specific set or from the set of all items
> * either provide a mapping of items to icons or a property to be used to find the icon from the item
> But this can be developed iteratively over time, as configuration options, and only when there is actually a use case for it in some project. Until then, let us avoid complexity and creating technical debt in the form of unused features.

OK, that also came up in the IRC, and is reasonable. One thing left: how to connect badges with their item ids and images?
Allow that to be set in some mediawiki message?

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