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Author Topic: Feature request - improve ease of Wikipedia linking  (Read 457 times)

rjbull

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Feature request - improve ease of Wikipedia linking
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:12:52 PM »
In this post, 4wd kindly corrected a munged Wikipedia link I'd put in.

If you use the reply box and click the button to enter an ordinary URL, the forum software pops up a little dialog so you can put it in in correct form, which is:

[url=http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=42726.msg399785#msg399785]Re: Suggestion: A new GUI for ExifTools [/url]

But if you want to enter a Wikipedia link, the relevant button just gives:

[wiki][/wiki]

with no indication of exactly what is wanted, which is similar to a plain URL:

[wiki=Comparison_of_metadata_editors]Comparison of metadata editors[/wiki]

which gives

Comparison of metadata editorsw

Evidently just the Wikipedia page is needed.  Putting in the whole URL gives a Wikipedia error:

[wiki=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_metadata_editors]Comparison of metadata editors[/wiki]
wikie_err.png

Please can
[wiki][/wiki]
in the reply box either be replaced by a dialog similar to the plain URL one, or otherwise be a bit clearer about the correct form to put in?

<sigh>  I seem to have made a meal of this...

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Re: Feature request - improve ease of Wikipedia linking
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 04:48:22 PM »
Understood, I'll try to fix it.  A dialog would be nice, and putting in the full url shouldn't cause error.