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Alter how section editing works to allow `section=Personal_life` to edit the section called "Personal life" etc., rather than just `section=3`
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The problem, per this Village Pump post, is that "the section attribute in the url only works with numbers on Wikiquote, and not section titles". Can you please change the settings so that it can be a number or a section name?

Thanks.

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Koavf renamed this task from Please change how section editing works on en.wq to allow for to Please change how section editing works on en.wq to allow for section attributes with names as well as numbers.Wed, Jun 8, 12:58 AM
EpicPupper renamed this task from Please change how section editing works on en.wq to allow for section attributes with names as well as numbers to Allow section attributes with names and numbers in en.wq section editing.Wed, Jun 8, 1:13 AM
Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Wed, Jun 8, 8:04 AM

Hi @Koavf, thanks for taking the time to report this. Not sure I understasnd. Can you please provide:

  • a clear and complete list of exact steps to reproduce the situation, step by step, so that nobody needs to guess or interpret how you performed each step,
  • what happens after performing these steps to reproduce,
  • what you expected to happen instead,
  • a full link to a web address where the issue can be seen.

Ideally, a good description should allow any other person to follow these steps (without having to interpret steps) and see the same results. Problems that others can reproduce can get fixed faster. Thanks again.

Hi @Koavf, thanks for taking the time to report this. Not sure I understasnd. Can you please provide:

  • a clear and complete list of exact steps to reproduce the situation, step by step, so that nobody needs to guess or interpret how you performed each step,
  • what happens after performing these steps to reproduce,
  • what you expected to happen instead,
  • a full link to a web address where the issue can be seen.

Ideally, a good description should allow any other person to follow these steps (without having to interpret steps) and see the same results. Problems that others can reproduce can get fixed faster. Thanks

again.

For example this link on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fatih&action=edit&section=History edits the appropriate section versus this link on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Joe_Biden&action=edit&section=Quotes fails and defaults to the lead section.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Wed, Jun 8, 8:51 AM

Ah, so you want the section URL parameter to accept the heading string, instead of the section number only. I see, thanks!

Aklapper renamed this task from Allow section attributes with names and numbers in en.wq section editing to Allow section parameter attribute to accept heading name and not only section number in en.wq section editing.Wed, Jun 8, 8:52 AM
Aklapper changed the task status from Stalled to Open.

>>! In T310110#7987867, @Aklapper wrote:

Ah, so you want the section URL parameter to accept the heading string, instead of the section number only. I see, thanks!

Yes.

For example this link on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fatih&action=edit&section=History edits the appropriate section

This is not the case for me, it edits the lead section (section 0).

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For example this link on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fatih&action=edit&section=History edits the appropriate section

This is not the case for me, it edits the lead section (section 0).

image.png (2×3 px, 386 KB)

That’s weird I just tried it and got the same result, last time I checked it behaved how I said.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter what’s happening on Wikipedia, can this be fixed?

For example this link on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fatih&action=edit&section=History edits the appropriate section

It leads me to the whole page (VE, source mode).

Ok, I must've made a mistake originally thinking this worked differently on Wikipedia, but this still needs to be done anyway.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Allow section parameter attribute to accept heading name and not only section number in en.wq section editing to Alter how section editing works to allow `section=Personal_life` to edit the section called "Personal life" etc., rather than just `section=3`.Wed, Jun 8, 1:50 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a subscriber: Jdforrester-WMF.

OK, I've re-titled this to be clearer that this is a feature request.