Brion Vibber wrote:
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
The argument does not fall on its face; it only
proves again that
MediaWiki is hard, arguably impossible for many, to use for languages
that are not left to right.
In other words: the argument *does* fall on its face, but we can make a totally
different argument: that it would be nice to support RTL better.
Yes, it would be nice to support RTL better.
However that has nothing to do with banning a construct that has THE EXACT SAME
ISSUES AS THE TEMPLATES IT WOULD REPLACE.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com
The current functionality is not good enough. The argument that the new
stuff does not make the situation worse is wrong. People argued that the
new functionality will make it harder for many even in left to right
languages. It becomes therefore even more problematic to use the
constructs that are now considered in right to left languages.
The current stuff is broken, the fact that the proposed new stuff is
broken in the same way does not make it an excuse. Please remember what
our objective is: information for all people in their language.