[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Big problem to solve: good WYSIWYG on WMF wikis

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 13:13:57 UTC 2010

Ryan Lomonaco wrote:
> I think this has been brought up before, but a thought I've had:  Apart from
> the fact that it will require a ton of work in coding, what would keep us
> from separating templates (and, for that matter, images) from the article
> text?  Article text would exist by itself, and categories, templates, images
> and metadata would all be kept and edited separately from the article
> itself, with "pointers" indicating where the templates and images should go
> within the article.

Nothing. But images and /some/ inline templates can't be done that way
since they also need a "position". That can be automated for eg. license
templates, or infoboxes, but not for a template formatting a quote.

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