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TheDJ (talkcontribs)

Hi Jon, you state:

  • If we move away from the printing of books, we will no longer legally need to do attribution in the current manner:
    • attribution of images used in the article (the link would be embedded)
    • enumeration of all editors that contributed to the individual wiki pages (link to history would be embedded)

While technically/legally true, I question if it is true 'in spirit'. In my opinion it is way too hard to attribute our material appropriately, and we should make efforts to improve that, no matter what medium, but for books in my opinion we have actually solved it pretty awesomely. If anything I want to see more of this, not less, not because it is a requirement, but because it matches the values of the meritocracy that we are.

I think it would be a good candidate of logic that should be moved into the core, and make it possible to retrieve this information both with api and in an alternative view for the PDF renderer.

Jkatz (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@TheDJ thanks for this input. As someone whose primary client is the reader, it is too easy for me to prioritize other things over attribution. My understanding was that pulling this information did represent a real investment in effort. With that in mind, do you see this as a blocker? I'm just trying to gauge the "wouldn't it be nices" from the "I'd rather not have tables in my pdfs than not have this".

Redaktor (talkcontribs)

How does one get the renderer to respect rtl languages? It works for hewiki but not for yiwiki.

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