Talk:Snippets/Autoedit

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Proposed deletion[edit]

What is the purpose of this page? Can you please give it some context. This wiki is not a dumping ground for personal notes - please add context to turn this into a useful page. --HappyDog 13:43, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Suggest we userfy and delete. robchurch | talk 02:38, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
This page appear to document a feature of Lupin's Javascript popup. If this is correct, I'll add this to the page. Does mediawiki.org include documentation of userspace scripts? Tizio 16:31, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
What do you mean by userspace scripts? --HappyDog 17:10, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I mean a JS script located in userspace, such as Lupin's "popups": it is a JS script located at w:User:Lupin/popups.js, and is used by including it via e.g., w:User:Lupin/monobook.js, which is in turn included in all pages the user views because of <script> tags (at least when one uses the monobook skin, I don't know of the others). Is there an official name for these scripts? I seem to recall having read "userspace scripts", but I might be wrong. On wiki-en, another popular such script is Sam Hocevar's godmode-light.js. To me, these scripts are somehow extensions to Mediawiki, so it could make sense to document them here. Tizio 19:38, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I expanded this page, please don't delete this page – I self had a problems with using this function, so I want to impart my knowledge to others.
I am still not clear what this page is for. If it is documentation for an extension to MediaWiki (javascript or otherwise) then it belongs in a sub-page of that extension's entry in the Extension: namespace. If that extension is not yet on MW.org then it should probably be added. --HappyDog 00:47, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
NO!!! This is an integral element of MediaWiki!
If this is part of MediaWiki (and not of popups), there should be some point in the source code where these parameters are used and interpreted. Could you point these out to me? I cannot find them. Tizio 15:28, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Also, I tried [1] but it opens the regular edit form for me instead of actually performing the change. Tizio 15:35, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Hmm... It's strange. In Wikipedias and my Wikis (without any extensions) it works.
Does [2] works for you? It doesn't for me: it opens the edit form, and the b's are not replaced with x's. May I ask which account do you use in Wikipedia? Tizio 13:12, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
I analysed the Lupin's scripts, and I came to the conclusion that is not integral element of MediaWiki. I have corrected this article and I'd like to move one to Extension:Autoedit (but, what strange for me, non-sysop users cannot move pages). Frigglinn 16:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
I have moved the page as requested. I'm not sure why you couldn't do this - I thought registered users could move pages! --HappyDog 01:29, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
By default, only autoconfirmed accounts (which are, by default, those older than 4 days) can move pages. This limitation had been introduced to limit movepage vandalism on the English Wikipedia, perhaps sometime around fall 2005.
I have a question for User:Frigglinn, if still watching this page: what happens if one use a character different than ~, e.g. "s,abcd,xxx,g" instead of "s~abcd~xxx~g". I'm asking because this syntax is close to that of w:sed, where one can use an arbitrary character (the program uses the character after the 's', whichever it is, as the separator). I do not see how otherwise one could replace strings containing themselves `~'. Tizio 23:11, 10 January 2007 (UTC)