User talk:MZMcBride

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Not sure whether you are watching this page, some advice sought ...[edit]

Hi. I hope that you are watching here as it means that I can keep things in context rather than to chase you through the wikisphere. We have been looking to utilise drill down searching utilising {{engine}}, however, due to how WS transcludes pages from the Page: namespace to the main namespace, this type of search functionality doesn't work for our better quality works. A search in the main namespace, doesn't find the text on the transcluded subsidiary pages, though if I flick to the page namespace for the search, the functionality works, though it is not helpful for the exercise. I am presuming it occurs due to the order that indexing is undertaken in regard to transclusions. Are you able to give me some advice, or some direction on how to progress this matter.

For an example of its function, see

Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:27, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

bugzilla:18861 --MZMcBride (talk) 01:33, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Your advocacy is appreciated[edit]

Your politely, though firmly, raising the issues about implementation of fixes is appreciated, especially where the smaller wikis are concerned. Keep up the nice work. :-) — billinghurst sDrewth 10:45, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Dynamic Links[edit]

Hi, have a look at A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/A for an example of the use of Dynamic Links. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 03:42, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Yeah. :-) Billinghurst was asking me to help find where the relevant JavaScript is coming from. Something is rewriting links from href="DL#13:13" to some JavaScript key/value pairing something something. I'm not quite sure yet, as I can't figure out where the underlying code is. That landing page is spectacularly unhelpful. ;-) And it's what any browser or spider or whatever hits when following these links if they don't support JavaScript. :-/ --MZMcBride (talk) 03:45, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
It's something that ThomasV from frWS developed back a few years. It's in use there on several works ([1]), which may help your explorations? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 03:49, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Apparently the source code is here: oldwikisource:MediaWiki:Dictionary.js. This whole linking system probably ought to be replaced. --MZMcBride (talk) 04:44, 27 May 2013 (UTC)