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Magic word returning protection expiry
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Kind of follow-up to T11947, it would be very practical to have variables returning the expiration date for a protection, e.g. {{PROTECTIONEXPIRY:edit}}, and returning indefinite if the protection is indefinite.

Expiries are often forgotten in protection templates, or wrongly applied. This would make the precision of expiry automated.


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lunasantin wrote:

(patched against r63544)

Outputs a timestamp if the page is protected ("infinity" if protection is indef), or an empty string if the page is not currently protected.

As a side note, this is my first patch submission. Be gentle?

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lunasantin wrote:

patched against r64623

Submitting a revised patch, per feedback from MediaWiki-General

Change is now made in CoreParserFunctions.php, so that protectionexpiry will be next to and in the same style as the pre-existing protectionlevel function.


sumanah wrote:

Luna, I apologize for the wait! Thanks for the patch. Are you interested in updating it and in using developer access to directly suggest it into our Git source control system?

I'll submit a patch based on lunasantin's.

Change 255717 had a related patch set uploaded (by Cenarium):
Add magic word for protection expiry

Change 255717 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add magic word for protection expiry

Umherirrender changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Oct 29 2016, 2:22 PM
Umherirrender assigned this task to Cenarium.