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

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Jul 3 13:00:51 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org> wrote:
> A central repository for templates and other
> stuff which is useful on many projects could solve the problems for
> Wikimedia projects. But not for other MediaWiki projects

Why not?  InstantCommons was recently enabled:

It's working great.  No more copying images from one wiki to another
as long as the image is in commons.  I wish I could get *that* for the
infobox templates, {{fact}}, etc.

A central repository for templates would probably be *primarily*
useful for third party MediaWiki projects, because of the language
issues.  To be useful across Wikimedia projects, localization issues
would greatly complicate the implementation.  For that reason, maybe
Commons isn't really the right place for it...

I'll look into $wgEnableScaryTranscluding.  The name scares me, though...

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