VisualEditor: Re-label the group UI element in the reference dialog to explain what it does
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Description

In the Reference editor we have two fields:

"Re-use by this name"
"Use this group"

These names are useless for new editors (too cryptic and unclear - what is "re-use"? a verb? referring to what?) and also unhelpful for established users (they need to know that these are totally identical to the name="" and group="" attributes). It is also not clear that they are only occasionally needed.

Something simpler, like "Reference name (optional)" and "Reference group (optional)" could be better.

Same in the Reference list editor:

"Use this group" -> "Display references belonging to this group (optional)"


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport set Reference to bz50171.
TTO created this task.Via LegacyJun 25 2013, 12:22 PM
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 29 2013, 9:39 AM

There is also a request in that discussion about whether "Transclusion" could be renamed to something in plain English, like "Templates".

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 1 2013, 3:52 PM

(In reply to comment #1)

There is also a request in that discussion about whether "Transclusion" could
be renamed to something in plain English, like "Templates".

The problem is that they aren't just templates - there are also magic words and parser functions as well, like Wikidata invocations or other oddities that MediaWiki supports. Lumping them all in as templates makes things much harder to explain in documentation.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 1:22 AM

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