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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:22 pm

Also, I am currently working with Waze web team to identify the problem and get our Wiki code updated/fixed.
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby sirKitKat » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:32 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:Ok. I forgot we had pages that try to link to the redirect. Although that is a legitimate link, our current bug breaks it. I agree we can fix the problem, but why not just go direct to the page section with:

[[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]]

This works fine, is the documented Wiki instruction for a link, and does not depend on some other strange bug workaround that might break in the next update. :lol:

Or are you somehow saying your triple Permalink link allows something more?

Note: I did go through the Wiki just now and replace all single permalink wikilinks to the one I listed above. They all tested fine from Wiki pages.

I can live with that solution.

The triple Permalink link has 2 advantages:
* If in the future, you want to point people to an other location in the wiki about Permalinks you just have to change the Permalink page.
* Triple Permalink is easy to remember ;-)

Both systems could work side by side.
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:47 pm

sirKitKat wrote:* If in the future, you want to point people to an other location in the wiki about Permalinks you just have to change the Permalink page.

I understand the easy to remember point, but help me understand this other point. I must have missed it in your original proposal.

I am not clear what would be changed on the Permalink page. Do you mean on the Permalink redirect page?
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby sirKitKat » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:06 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:
sirKitKat wrote:* If in the future, you want to point people to an other location in the wiki about Permalinks you just have to change the Permalink page.

I am not clear what would be changed on the Permalink page. Do you mean on the Permalink redirect page?

I mean the Permalink page.

If for some reason the page Waze Map Editor moves to a new location (page name changes) or the Waze Map Editor page is getting to long and you want to move the information to a seperate page or you want users to get to the Map Editor Interface and Controls page.
the only page you have to change is the [url=https://www.waze.com
/wiki/index.php?title=Permalink&redirect=no]Permalink[/url] page.
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:38 pm

OH. You are proposing we create a specific page on Permalink with ALL the content of the Permalink information. That way Permalink is no longer a sub section on a page, but its own page enabling the search to find it directly. Got it.

I will need to reread your prior post later tonight with this new information and see if that helps my understanding of the rest of your proposal to change the template. ;)
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby sirKitKat » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:43 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:OH. You are proposing we create a specific page on Permalink with ALL the content of the Permalink information. That way Permalink is no longer a sub section on a page, but its own page enabling the search to find it directly. Got it.

Yep, that is/was suggestion A.

I suppose you know how templates work but did you know you can do the following:
Including Template:NameOfTemplate in a page is done by {{NameOfTemplate}}
Including ARegularWikiPage in an other page is done by {{:ARegularWikiPage}}

This means that you can have a specific page with the explanation of a Permalink on its own AND include this explanation in a permalink section on the Waze Map Editor page ;)

If you want to learn more about the possibilities of templates, I invite you to look at some of the Benelux Roads pages

kentsmith9 wrote:I will need to reread your prior post later tonight with this new information and see if that helps my understanding of the rest of your proposal to change the template. ;)

With the new information I learned from you, it feels like my proposal is overkill in contrast with the triple Permalink solution :) Maybe wait until there is more news from waze on the #redirect [[Page#section]].
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:11 am

sirKitKat wrote:Including ARegularWikiPage in an other page is done by {{:ARegularWikiPage}}

That is news to me and very cool indeed. I can see definite uses for that. :)

sirKitKat wrote:Maybe wait until there is more news from waze on the #redirect [[Page#section]].

Ultimately this should not need to be done if our Wiki was working properly. I agree we wait to see what they can do for us and if they fail, we can create some cool alternate solutions. ;)

The one thing I see missing from that above idea is when you want to direct into a part of a page to have context. A stand alone page for just one portion of a page may not work in all cases. Permalink is certainly one that that can stand alone very easily when someone searches from the Wiki. All our other links can go direct from within a Wiki page.
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby sirKitKat » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:11 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:The one thing I see missing from that above idea is when you want to direct into a part of a page to have context. A stand alone page for just one portion of a page may not work in all cases. Permalink is certainly one that that can stand alone very easily when someone searches from the Wiki. All our other links can go direct from within a Wiki page.

True

kentsmith9 wrote:
sirKitKat wrote:Including ARegularWikiPage in an other page is done by {{:ARegularWikiPage}}

That is news to me and very cool indeed. I can see definite uses for that. :)

Maybe I can learn you an other cool trick:
Wikimarkup between <includeonly>will only appear when included in an other page</includeonly>
Wikimarkup between <noinclude>will only appear on the page itself</noinclude>
(By wikimarkup I mean the sourcecode of the text, incluing: links, images, tables, ...)
If you have any question about what can be done and what not with wikimarkup, don't hesitate to ask!
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Re: REDIRECT to page section  Topic is solved

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:57 am

Note that as of the February Wiki update, our redirects to subsections now works and we do not need any workaround for things to work as expected.
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Re: REDIRECT to page section

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:15 am

IMO, I do not like the way the redirect works because it uses the redirect page name as the pagename#pagename. For example, searching for "parking lots" redirects https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Parking_lots#Parking_Lots when it really should be redirecting to https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Best_map_edi ... rking_Lots.
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