Overweight Wiki Page
meta.sj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 03:34:56 EST 2008
Having a way to generate an aggregate table of contents for a set of
pages without transcluding the text of those pages could be useful. I
don't believe it has been written; as far as I know this would be the
first magic word in MediaWiki that parses the text of another
wikipage and outputs some function of that in the current page.
Note that a common workaround is to make such a table of contents by
hand, not to make it too finely grained, and to update it by hand when
subpages change. See for instance the [[HIG]] header.
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 5:46 PM, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've got a couple variations on a way overweight wiki page.
> It began as a MS Word file, and it's been through Open Office,
> shell, sed, perl, awk, python and the result is not too shabby.
> Should publish it, but really ought to rewrite it all in python first.
> Is there a way to use the command line to open a .doc file in
> Open Office and save it as html an can add to my polyglot
> assortment of scripts, in the meantime?
> The first version at:
> WARNING: This page is 246 kilobytes long; some browsers may have
> problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. Please
> consider breaking the page into smaller sections.
> I've been looking at breaking it up and reassembling it using
> templates and there is a partial version at:
> Is there a easy way to transfer all 70 some pieces at once,
> instead of doing them one at a time using
> But wait that's only for Images not for Pages.
> And when the templates all get reassembled it's going to
> be just as big, if not a little bigger.
> What I really need is a syntactic variant, that builds a
> combined Table of Contents, but does not put all the
> pieces together into a combined wiki page, the links
> in the Table of Contents take you the right spot in
> one of the component pages.
> Does that capability exist, or am I just dreaming?
> Drew Einhorn
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