This is the page to put feature ideas or feature requests for the MediaWiki software.
Is it possible to add breadcrumb-like navigation at the top of articles based on geography? For example, an article on Innsbruck, Austria (should there be one) would have a Europe -> Austria -> Tirol -> Innsbruck set of links at the top, for getting to other nearby places of intrest quickly. No big deal, but it would be nice. -- Blav
Man, has anyone else seen htmlArea? It's really nifty -- a WYSIWYG HTML editor built into the browser. The new (3.0) version works with Mozilla and IE... I dunno about Konqueror, Opera, or anything else. But it'd be pretty neato to have WYSIWYG editing built into Wikitravel... --Evan 00:37, 20 Jan 2004 (EST)
Page renames, all pages discussable
Please add page renames to history of a page. Please also make non-editable pages discussable (for example, the Special Pages menu).
(Forked by Notty 01:34, Feb 9, 2004 (EST) so that this portion of the original comment just shows the portion appropriate to Feature requests. The other portion can be found in Wikitravel talk:Phrasebook Expedition)
"Because the same language can be used in multiple countries (for example, Spanish or Arabic), phrasebooks in Wikitravel will be separate articles from country, city or regional articles. Those articles can link to the appropriate phrasebook for local languages, and may also include small micro-phrasebooks for local deviations. For example, the article for Quebec would link to the French phrasebook, but might also include some variations for Quebecois French. "
In Wikitravel talk:Phrasebook Expedition, I discuss my opposition to micro-phrasebooks. It would be much better to use the computer's ability to filter content to achieve an improved printout.
It could be handled with an extension to Wiki code. A possible example for the Spanish phrasebook (with nonsense words):
; blahblah : <<Mexico|blehbleh>> <<Argentina|aoaoao>> <<Chile,Peru|bababa>> <<!|cecece>>
Default display would be:
There would also be a link on the page for each country covered by the vocabulary. So, if you clicked the Venezuela link you would see:
If you clicked on the Argentina link you would see:
If you find the localization markings unwieldly, you could just mark them with a warning symbol so people with printouts know they have to go back to the phrasebook if they spontaneously decide to go to another country.:
Of course, any word or phase with no regional markings would show normally:
I don't know whether this would be easy to program. It would, however, be flexible and printer friendly, and a lot easier to use than splitting the vocabulary between a phrasebook and an article.
This concept could even extend to the destination pages. For instance, someone only interested in budget accomodations could hide moderate and expensive ones, saving paper.
Notty 02:19, Feb 6, 2004 (EST)
(End of forked comment. Evan's response below is pre-fork and is not to be evaluated by the fork above. Notty 01:34, Feb 9, 2004 (EST) )