Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Allow wikilinks and formatting in TemplateData

Allow wikilinks and formatting in TemplateData

  • Problem: TemplateData is an important tool for making editing easier for newcomers. However, because it doesn't allow wikilinks and other formatting in the template description and parameter descriptions, its usefulness is limited in VisualEditor. It also makes it insufficient to suffice for template documentation pages, meaning that many have to have a largely redundant "parameters" section in addition to their TemplateData section. en:Template:Format TemplateData, a crude workaround, has numerous flaws.
  • Proposed solution: Build functionality into TemplateData to enable wikilinks and other basic formatting.
  • Who would benefit: Anyone who uses templates.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:12, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

Voting

  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 18:41, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. An obvious need for improvement as part of a much larger rethink of the TemplateData system. Jonesey95 (talk) 22:21, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Izno (talk) 23:08, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daud Iffa (talk) 00:07, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --𝑇𝑚𝑣 (𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘) 01:29, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lectrician1 (talk) 02:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 03:47, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Curios7ty (talk) 09:04, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Dexxor (talk) 12:17, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 12:58, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportSHEIKH (Talk) 13:12, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 14:14, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Wostr (talk) 19:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:10, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support – this would make it possible to use TemplateData as the only parameter documentation for most templates which has obvious maintainability advantages. GKFX (talk) 22:46, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --LoraxJr (talk) 22:54, 29 January 2022 (UTC) 22:53, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --TKOIII TKOIII (talk) 00:10, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support josecurioso ❯❯❯ Tell me! 00:16, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support YTRK (talk) 07:40, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 07:47, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Wikilinks and wikitexts can't function in TemplateData is the obvious problem when editing templates, we want to provide information. Thingofme (talk) 14:58, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Matma Rex (talk) 16:33, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Shooterwalker (talk) 22:28, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support MONUMENTA (talk) 00:50, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Wargo (talk) 21:25, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sabelöga (talk) 16:54, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nux (talk) 18:03, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DecrepitlyOnward (talk) 23:00, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Vega (talk) 18:27, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lol1VNIO (talk) 20:50, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 05:17, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ogueScholar⚟ 🞛 ₨Talk📟 12:59, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 14:03, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 06:04, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Carlos Pozo (talk) 06:54, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportDaxServer (t · c) 11:45, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Oh, yes, it's really strange this basic feature doesn't exist yet: there are many, many cases where you can't include all relevant information about a parameter: the best solution is to be able to add a wikilink to the relevant section of the documentation. Uanfala (talk) 12:24, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~Cybularny Speak? 20:38, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 00:42, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~~~~
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    19:49, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Yair rand (talk) 00:24, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Gaurav (talk) 06:20, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 15:52, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support stjn[ru] 17:03, 11 February 2022 (UTC)