Ticket #191 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Making CamelCase optional
|Reported by:||NilsLindenberg||Owned by:||BrianKoontz|
Description (last modified by BrianKoontz) (diff)
There are people who do not like Camelcase or environments where it is unpractical. So CamelCase at whole should be optional (with perhaps a message in the edit-window if it is enabled or not).
Perhaps with the option to turn it on/off for a page and/or a list of words which should not be CamelCase formatted.
discussion from the SuggestionBox:
Popular Scottish surnames such as McKenna are wrongly being interpreted as WikiNames - is there any way to prevent that happening? -- host86-133-223-194.range86-133.btcentralplus.com (2005-07-09 13:23:06)
How about something like a lookup table where WikiAdmins enter a list of words that will be ignored for formatting on all pages? -- JsnX
Sounds like a nice addition. Two suggestions: 1) CamelCase parsing should be made optional in the config file. 2) the list of words to be skipped could be implemented as a wiki page (something similar has been proposed for menus, acronyms and group management): this would make it a lot easier to maintain the list. My 2 cents -- DarTar
Displaying words with capital letters in the "middle" as WikiNames is a real problem. I don't want to turn off the automatic parsing because these words ARE WikiNames in most cases. It seems to me that a lookup table (e.g. a list of words as a wiki page) costs a lot of time to maintain. My suggestion is simple: "McKenna" should be interpreted as a wiki name. "Mc _ Kenna" (with underscore) should NOT be interpreted as a wiki name but written without underscore. "Mc _ _ Kenna" (with multiple underscores) should be converted to "Mc _ Kenna" (ignore the spaces, please). -- MichaelSchams
Ok this is probably stupid to point out but if you put double double quotes around words they aren't parsed by the wiki so if you want McKenna to not become a link you can say ""McKenna"" and voila... -- DanielMcNair (who has this problem regularly...) (-: