[Mediawiki-i18n] Altering message string output for Javascript

Michael Dale mdale at wikimedia.org
Thu Aug 12 08:12:23 UTC 2010

On 08/11/2010 02:51 PM, Platonides wrote:
> I remember some time ago we discussed in wikitech-l the possibility of
> doing a late replace of plural: and {{sitename}} to have the rest of the
> message parsed in a cache.
> It may be worth to bring back that idea if such light parser is going to
> be done in JS too.
> For transforming the templates into a JSON tree, the DOM preprocessor
> may be easy to transform.
I think the we should do server side msg parse and cache for everything 
it can, with variable substitution arguments like {{PLURAL:$1|value 1| 
value 2}} being delivered to the client in a way that it can manage 
relevant in-line substitutions. I am open to that template being 
represented as a wikitext string or as a JSON tree. I lean towrds 
wikitext string since it will be helpful for javascript to be able to 
deal with 'light' wikitext strings.


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