Wikiscope/Technical

The Wikiscope proposal might need several new features for it to function best. Please discuss them here.

Interproject TemplatesEdit

Idea
To allow someone to type in {{s:en:Bible}} and for it to function as {{Bible}} would at s:en: (the English Wikisource).
Existing talk
From w:en:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Transclude across sister projects?

Anyone know if/how it's possible to transclude a page across Sister projects? For example, I would like to use the WikiQuote of the day on Wikipedia pages? The following link works just fine:

q:Wikiquote:Quote_of_the_day/June 24, 2021

But, it won't transclude:

{{q:Wikiquote:Quote_of_the_day/June 24, 2021}}

Am I doing something wrong? or is this just not possible? -Kmf164 (talk | contribs)

It is not possible. --GeorgeMoney T·C 15:36, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
It is possible, but it's disabled on Wikimedia wikis and I'm not sure of the state of the code as is. robchurch | talk 15:50, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. Though it would be nice to use "...of the day" features across projects, it sounds like more trouble (than it's worth) to enable it or add such a feature. Perhaps there are also server load issues? -Kmf164 (talk | contribs) 05:26, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, inter-project transclusion is indeed enabled in Wikimedia wikis, only it is restricted to the image namespace and images coming from Commons. I have no clue if that would work as an ugly hack, but I sure would love to have some sort of transclusion between projects... although ideally, I would want SUL before that too... Titoxd(?!?) 05:32, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, if you cluld, it would be terrible on the servers. That is why if you can't have a red interwiki link, because it would have to check in a completely different database to see if the page exists. And imagine if people started using {{tl}} in other wikis. It would be ac complete load on the servers if everybody typed {{en:tl|template}}. --GeorgeMoney T·C 14:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

What do you think the link cache is for, then? It's probably crippled due to some dumb bug or instability or just fascististic administration. robchurch | talk 23:52, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Comments