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Hello, on Czech, English, Slovak and more MediaWiki projects exist Reference Tooltips function. This function is currently enabled using MediaWiki pages (1, (2). Can be this function enabled for all MediaWiki projects?

I think, that this is helpful function, which can be relased globaly.

Example of Reference Tooltips: (Prostějov)

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Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Sep 2 2019, 11:25 AM

Hi @Patriccck, it is not clear to me what you request here. What is "old ReferenceTooltips"? What is "new ReferenceTooltips"? What does "released globally to MediaWiki" mean exactly? What do translations on have to do with Design or Readers-Web-Backlog ?

Please follow and 1) provide steps to reproduce, 2) what you expect, 3) what happens instead. Thanks.

Thanks. So I guess this is somehow related to Reference Previews...

Now the question is what this task is about. Maybe Patriccck meant "Wikimedia" when they wrote "MediaWiki"?
And what blocks you currently from translating on

Patriccck renamed this task from Enable new ReferenceTooltips globally to MediaWiki to Enable Reference Tooltips globally to MediaWiki.EditedSep 7 2019, 11:06 AM
Patriccck updated the task description. (Show Details)

@Aklapper Sorry for belated reply, check new task description. Do you undersand now?

@Patriccck: What is "MediaWiki"? Are you asking to include that extension by default in MediaWiki tarballs? Do you ask to deploy that extension by default on all Wikimedia websites? Or something else?

@Aklapper Yes, I want "include that extension by default in MediaWiki." This extension is default in some projects (Czech, Slovak, English and more Wikipedias).

Aklapper renamed this task from Enable Reference Tooltips globally to MediaWiki to Bundle Reference Tooltips extension with MediaWiki tarballs.Sep 7 2019, 3:05 PM
Aklapper changed the task status from Stalled to Open.
Aklapper added a project: MediaWiki-Releasing.

There is no Reference Tooltips extension. The functionality is provided by a gadget (see However, T231797#5459036 above indicates that this will be replaced by Reference Previews. According to, the Reference Previews functionality is provided by, which also provides the functionality for Page-Previews. So, it seems that this request would be satisfied by bundling Extension:Popups. I am going to change the task title to reflect that. Please change it back if that is not the case.

Extension:Popups depends upon Extension:TextExtracts and Extension:PageImages. Those two extensions will be bundled into MediaWiki 1.34. It is probably too late to get this extension bundled into MediaWiki 1.34 as well, so I will move this into the list of extensions to be considered for MediaWiki 1.35.

CCicalese_WMF renamed this task from Bundle Reference Tooltips extension with MediaWiki tarballs to Bundle Popups extension with MediaWiki.Sep 18 2019, 6:21 PM
CCicalese_WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.
CCicalese_WMF added a project: MW-1.35-release.

@CCicalese_WMF Are you going to add this feature soon? When could this feature be released in MediaWiki?

@Patriccck: Please see the previous comment which answers your question.

Popups is a pain for redistributors because it distributes minified, compiled JavaScript without the accompanying tools to do so.