Is there any plan according to supersede the old template system with
built-in software support in core or in extension, at least partially?
I mean there are several common templates, that should be designed once and
professionally, and used on all Wikipedias: like amboxes, infoboxes,
navboxes, coordinate templates, portal templates, sister project templates,
and so on. And I don't mean a „template-commons” with unchanged template
syntax, but real software support.
Users became more and more „perverse” about creating more complicated and
resource-hungry templates, what only a few editor can modify and understand
correctly, because their complexity.
The current practise is far from ideal, these templates I mentioned above
should look uniform, and be informational. Currently they are target to
bikeshed operations: on the hungarian Wikipedia, there was even a voting
about the font size of the infoboxes. Wikipedia is not a coloring book, and
not about constant redesigning of important parts of the articles. As we do
not change the default skin in every half a year, we should not allow to
change the look of standard informational elements, at least not in that
amateur way („my favourite color/font is better than yours!”).
And I not even mentioned, that high percentage of the current templates are
full of not valid html code, because the average user do not understand (and
should not have to understand) html/html5/css/advanced parser functions.
So, is there any plan or ongoing debate/developement about this?