[Mediawiki-i18n] documentation of MediaWiki messages

helix84 helix84 at centrum.sk
Wed Dec 6 19:27:56 UTC 2006

On 12/6/06, Petr Kadlec <petr.kadlec at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> On 06/12/06, wiki at marcusbuck.org <wiki at marcusbuck.org> wrote:
> > I am wondering, whether it really is correct, that there is no
> documentation of
> > function or use of the single MediaWiki messages? If you try to translate
> > messages without knowing anything about their context, this really is
> hard. Is
> > there anywhere in this big wiki world any page, where I at least can see,
> which
> > Special pages or whatever use these messages?
> >
> I am afraid not, which is understandable if you consider how quickly the
> messages evolve—the page would get obsolete very soon.
> I always look into the source code to see where a message is used, but that
> requires at least a basic PHP (and probably also MediaWiki) knowledge.
> -- [[cs:User:Mormegil | Petr Kadlec]]

Because of this problem, Siebrand suggested Use case descriptions
They're now available for many (though not all) messages on Betawiki.


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