On 12/6/05, Jonathan Leybovich <jleybov(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Anthony DiPierro wrote:
Introducing detailed citation features would
that simplicity or abandoning the concept of
directly. Both of these would be significantly
detrimental to the
Wikipedia project in the short term.
The mark-up would look something like:
To me that doesn't seem more complicated than most
other basic wiki mark-up.
Maybe complicated isn't what I'm looking for. But consider the
following and whether or not you'd enjoy editing it by hand:
'''Roy [[cite:ISBN:123456789:p. 7|"Roy Orbison's middle name is
([[cite:ISBN:123456789:p.9|"He was born
in Foo, Bar on April 23 of 1936"|"[[April 23]], []"]] –
[[cite:ISBN:123456789:p.11|"He died that same year, on the 6th of
December"|"[[December 6]], []"]]),
[[cite:ISBN:123456789:p.13|"They called him "The Big
"The Big O""]], was ...
Maybe I'm misunderstanding how these cites would be used, because that
was hell; it was even worse than I had thought before going through
the actual exercise.
I don't think wiki markup is the proper solution for this. And that
means significant redesign. Feel free to prove me wrong here, though,
and show us a working model which is just as easy to edit as
I think it's a great idea, I just think it's years ahead of its time
(and that assumes it's designed independently of Wikimedia, cramming
it through Wikimedia development processes would only hinder it).