[uf-discuss] Re: Wiki
chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed May 3 18:07:26 PDT 2006
On 5/3/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 5/3/06 1:19 PM, "Thibaud Elzière" <telziere at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > The url scheme for localized page seems to be : title-language were
> > language is the 2 characters language code.
> > It is used for the Spanish
> > translation however "-sp" is used whereas "-es" would have been better
> > according to me.
> You're right Thibaud and you found an error. Could you fix this on the wiki?
> > Except for base pages, I think it is better no to prioritize so that
> > people would not be "forced" to deal with something they are not sure
> > about,
> Agreed. Thus we have "stable-pages" and the rest is left up to the
> On 5/3/06 1:16 PM, "Rémi Prévost" <remi at exomel.com> wrote:
> > Chris Messina wrote:
> >> Two things:
> >> Can we add the "how to play" link to the signup/login page?
> >> Should we have a url scheme for localized pages? Perhaps a wishlist
> >> for prioritizing which pages should be done first?
> >> Chris
> > The current localized url scheme is "pagename" + "-lang". But I think we
> > could use a different namespace for every language, like "fr:Main-page"
> > instead of "Main-page-fr".
> Unless there is a problem with the current method, or a significant
> advantage to changing the scheme, or another scheme is more established
> (e.g. in Wikipedia), let's stick with the current method.
>  In Wikipedia they have used the convention of lang.wikipedia.org which
> has had the VERY unfortunate side-effect of requiring more than one login
> per language that you are editing. There are some Wikipedians with 100+
> logins *just for Wikipedia* because of this problem. I've spoken with
> several Wikipedia folks and they lament having chosen that pattern and would
> choose differently if they had the chance to do it over.
> Thus when I first established the localization file naming pattern for
> microformats, I looked more towards what W3C folks often do, and that is use
> a "-lang" suffix on file names.
> In general namespaces are more trouble than they are worth, and in
> particular, AFAIK, Mediawiki namespaces are meant for whole different types
> of pages, not for different languages. When possible, avoid namespaces.
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/mailing-lists#bad_topics_for_discussion
My bad -- wasn't clear that there was a convention and I was
unfortunately writing from my Blackberry -- not exactly the most
convenient device to hop around the wiki in...
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