On 6/26/07, Simetrical <Simetrical+wikilist(a)gmail.com> wrote:
We've known for well over a year now that this is a problem. I would
like to finally fix it. Specifically, I intend to
editsection float style, so it's at the beginning of the section line,
to the left. The alternative is to have it as the German Wikipedia
does, with the section edit link on the right of the header; however,
this a) is kind of annoying as the link jumps around, and b) requires
a change to the document structure (admittedly just a reordering of
elements, but it may well break some fragile stuff regardless). It
does arguably look better, though, and that could be done instead
(opinions?). A comparison of the three styles is available at
Before this goes into effect, it would be only courteous to inform
existing wikis about it and the reasons for doing it. I'll prepare a
little message and get someone with bots everywhere (Yurik?) to post
it on all the wikis' MediaWiki talk:Common.css pages, I think, before
I commit it, and so well before it goes live, along with instructions
on how to reverse it preemptively if desired.
Are there any objections to this?
As long as you implement it in a way that still allows the edit link to
appear just to the right of the heading (the "German Wikipedia way"), no
objections here. Ideally, this would be configurable so that each project
and each user can set up their own defaults.