[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 23:10:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM, Simetrical
<Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Jesse Plamondon-Willard
> <pathoschild at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On MetaWiki we implemented an overhauled user language template
>> system, which only uses one meta-template with subpage localizations
>> (see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:User_language>). It
>> includes a well-defined set of levels (unlike the old babel system),
>> uses only one sorted category per language, and has various other
>> improvements made possible with ParserFunctions. The babel system was
>> phased out on MetaWiki long ago; see
>> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:User_language#Comparison_with_babel_templates>.
> Now that looks like *exactly* how this system should work.  Good job
> to Meta.  There's definitely no need for an extension here that
> anyone's pointed out.
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I'm with Simetrical on this one. A well-designed template like the one
on meta seems to work just fine, and the other wikis should copy
their example, imo.


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