On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk> wrote:
On 8 November 2011 15:32, Carcharoth
What I'm looking for is the ability to filter
links to articles that
are due to that template being transcluded on other pages, and links
that actually come from the non-transcluded areas of articles.
Preferably with the links from transclusions annotated with the name
of the transcluded item generating the link.
I was going to suggest filing a bug, but it seems the problem's been
in bugzilla for six years:
Judging by the comments there, it looks like it's technically quite
difficult to do.
Back to the drawing board... fixing whatlinkshere apparently won't
work, and limiting the templates (by removing links or obfuscating
them with redirects) will cause more problems than this one solves, so
what's the third option? Can something be scripted on the toolserver
as a stand-in?
Thanks for the link to that. That is not the bugzilla discussion I saw
previously, though maybe the discussion I am remembering was on
wiki-tech-l. I think it was, but there was also discussion in another
wiki-en-l thread about the same time (February 2011). See what Tim
Starling says here (on wiki-en-l):
The wiki-tech-l discussion had this comment from Brion Vibber:
Given that both Tim and Brion had commented and nothing got done, I
sort of gave up at that point.