On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 00:58:18 -0400, Evan Prodromou <evan(a)bad.dynu.ca> wrote:
On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 09:35 +0530, shantanu oak
> But I completely fail to understand why certain
words are hyperlinked.
> For e.g. in the following para why does the date January 27 is linked?
> I clicked on that date and could not find anything related to the
> current page i.e. MandrakeSoft.
On a more serious note: you should probably look over
the manual of
style for English Wikipedia. If I'm not mistaken, linking dates and
years just because is not recommended. You can help Wikipedia by taking
out the links in the page you found.
Actually, I thought linking dates *was* encouraged - for the
(admittedly rather opaque) reason that this triggered special code to
says "Use links for dates,
so everyone can set their own display order. Use Special:Preferences
to change your own date display setting."
Basically, putting links round "[[January 27]],
[]" makes it appear as though it was "[[27 January]] []"
or even "[] [[01-27]]" depending how the viewer's preferences
are set. Nifty, but perhaps a bit too magic...
Rowan Collins BSc