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Wikipedia "templates" Part 2

Fri 01 March 2013

I'll start this adventure off with the basics, what one would expect in a template language for an online encyclopedia. We'll be skipping all the text-formatting and layout markup since they're well-documented and very straight forward. You can find it on the Help:Wiki markup page, I'll be skipping the first two sections Layout and Format. Note that those two sections are half that entire page, despite the page having 11 other sections to cover.

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Wikipedia "templates" Part 1

Mon 25 February 2013

Wikipedia templates seem to have grown organically, and that's the nicest way to describe it. They look simple at first glance, just a bunch of squiggly brackets to denote everything, how bad can it be?

In this multi-part series, I'll be writing about the complicated bits of the wikipedia template syntax.

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Wikipedia "templates"

Sat 23 February 2013

I've been dealing with Wikipedia 'templates' recently, so I'll be exploring their syntax, parsing, and rendering in the next few posts. Here's a taste:

Wikipedia templates seem to have grown organically, and that's the nicest way to describe it. They look simple at first glance, just a bunch of squiggly …

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