Instead of adding identical values for many languages, editors will soon be able to add a mul Label and Alias in the termbox. It is however not immediately obvious, that the mul entries will work as fallbacks. Editors will only see "No label defined" which might convince some editors to add the redundant Labels again. We need to make this more intuitive.
- In story writing, it was decided to split the original task into viewing (T329655) and editing (T338330).
- We only consider mul values as intentional fallbacks. So we only use mul values as placeholders and not en values.
If a mul label is available, use it as a placeholder for all other existing languages with an empty value.
The mul Label is used as a placeholder for all empty Labels when the Item is opened for viewing (or editing) on desktop (and mobile).
GIVEN an Item with a mul Label specified
WHEN the Item is opened for viewing (or editing) on desktop (or mobile)
THEN all empty Labels are shown with the mul Label as a placeholder (in gray, see mockups)
Labels-only in viewing mode!
- The mul Label is used as a placeholder for all empty Labels when the Item is opened for viewing (or editing) on the desktop (see mockups and BDD).
- Release to test.wikidata.org