[Mediawiki-l] printing external link as [url text] control

Jim Wilson wilson.jim.r at gmail.com
Tue May 8 20:17:44 UTC 2007

The stylesheet used in printing is commonPrint.css - changing that should do
what you want.

On the way there, you should be able to specify '&printable=yes' in the URL
to see that version instead.

For example, here's mediawiki.org's home page:




And here's the printable equivalent:


-- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)

On 5/8/07, revansx at cox.net <revansx at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi, I have searched the archives and could not find a resolution to the
> following issue:
> The printable page for all my articles where I format external links does
> not format as I would like it to.
> For example, if I include the following wiki markup:
> Click [
> http://www.big.long.complicated.URL?on=the&net=with%20lots%20of&Post%20DataHERE]
> it looks like this in my article:
> Click HERE
> but, when I try to print it... looks more like this:
> Click HERE (
> http://www.big.long.complicated.URL?on=the&net=with%20lots%20of&Post%20Data
> )
> My suspicion is..., that it was purposely decided to behave this way so
> that a hard-copy would not loose any embedded information (Simple "Click
> HERE" looses its meaning on a print out).
> However, I am hoping that there is a way to control this behavior?
> please advise...
> fyi, I am stuck with mediawiki v1.6.10.
> Thanks!
> - rich (revansx)
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