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Prototyperspective awarded T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url" a Burninate token.
Sat, Apr 13, 7:15 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Feb 5 2024

Timeshifter updated the task description for T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers..
Feb 5 2024, 6:56 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Jan 28 2024

Timeshifter added a comment to T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers..

Thanks Jroberson108 for creating the "Sort under" template.

Jan 28 2024, 10:12 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript
Timeshifter updated the task description for T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers..
Jan 28 2024, 6:05 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Dec 23 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T64986: librsvg does not support fallback font set (more than one font family).

Thanks for the rapid reply Glrx!

Dec 23 2023, 11:27 PM · Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Timeshifter added a comment to T64986: librsvg does not support fallback font set (more than one font family).

Is this possible?

Feel free to file separate tickets for separate requests. This ticket's scope is described in its ticket title.

Dec 23 2023, 3:56 PM · Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Dec 2 2023

Timeshifter updated the task description for T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".
Dec 2 2023, 11:19 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Timeshifter updated the task description for T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".
Dec 2 2023, 11:08 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Timeshifter updated the task description for T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".
Dec 2 2023, 11:05 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Nov 29 2023

Timeshifter updated the task description for T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".
Nov 29 2023, 9:56 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Nov 28 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".

Different operating systems offer different (free or non-free) fonts. For example, I don't have a Windows machine around. :)

Nov 28 2023, 8:16 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Timeshifter added a comment to T64986: librsvg does not support fallback font set (more than one font family).
font-family="Used Font, Ignored Font, Ignored Font 2"
Nov 28 2023, 7:27 PM · Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Timeshifter added a comment to T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".

I think OWID knows about this already. But I will contact them again to be sure.

Nov 28 2023, 5:38 AM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Nov 27 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".

Again: I don't think that being able to upload SVG files with badly rendered fonts (due to stripped CSS) helps anyone?

Nov 27 2023, 7:55 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Timeshifter renamed T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url" from Uploading SVG files with "@import url". Need option to remove it to Uploading SVG files with "@import url" and font substitution problems. Need option to remove and preview before uploading finishes.
Nov 27 2023, 7:51 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Nov 26 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".

we are given an option for the upload form to remove the unsafe CSS

...with the result that your SVG file may look horrible. How does that help anyone?

Nov 26 2023, 6:32 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading
Timeshifter created T351978: SVG file upload: Allow to preview SVG file without external URLs loaded and continue upload after removal of external "@import url".
Nov 26 2023, 1:29 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading

Oct 5 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating/sticky table headers.
Oct 5 2023, 11:52 AM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Wikimedia Wishathon, Timeless, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Sep 23 2023

Timeshifter updated the task description for T344564: Font substitution for SVG file to PNG thumbnail replaces serif with sans-serif font.
Sep 23 2023, 6:29 AM · Thumbor, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Sep 17 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T64986: librsvg does not support fallback font set (more than one font family).

Just so people know, the problem has not been solved for OWID (Our World in Data) images. See: Phab:T344564. When I tried to upload the latest map (dated Sep 13, 2023 on the map) I was prevented from doing so.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_of_total_confirmed_COVID-19_deaths_per_million_people_by_country.svg

Sep 17 2023, 8:19 PM · Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Aug 20 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T344564: Font substitution for SVG file to PNG thumbnail replaces serif with sans-serif font.

I hadn't noticed that the title was originally a serif font outside Wikimedia!

Aug 20 2023, 4:24 AM · Thumbor, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Timeshifter updated the task description for T344564: Font substitution for SVG file to PNG thumbnail replaces serif with sans-serif font.
Aug 20 2023, 12:10 AM · Thumbor, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Aug 19 2023

Timeshifter created T344564: Font substitution for SVG file to PNG thumbnail replaces serif with sans-serif font.
Aug 19 2023, 11:30 PM · Thumbor, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Timeshifter updated the task description for T344562: Row moving over one cell. Table bug using certain templates.
Aug 19 2023, 10:30 PM · VisualEditor
Timeshifter updated the task description for T344562: Row moving over one cell. Table bug using certain templates.
Aug 19 2023, 10:03 PM · VisualEditor
Timeshifter created T344562: Row moving over one cell. Table bug using certain templates.
Aug 19 2023, 9:41 PM · VisualEditor

Aug 9 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.

Thanks Quiddity. I added the CSS here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Timeshifter/vector.css

Aug 9 2023, 2:59 AM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Jun 13 2023

Timeshifter added a comment to T302426: [ToC] test "show all sub-sections" button.

Please install a "Show subsections" or "Expand all" button in Vector 2022 table of contents. Next to the "move to sidebar" button. See archived Village Pump discussion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_206#Button_to_expand_table_of_contents_in_Vector_2022

Jun 13 2023, 11:15 PM · Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Feb 7 2022

Timeshifter added a comment to T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.

Here is a screenshot of the relevant part of my watchlist today.

Screenshot 2022-Feb-7. Timeshifter watchlist - Wikimedia Commons.png (1×2 px, 254 KB)

Feb 7 2022, 3:37 PM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Feb 6 2022

Timeshifter updated the task description for T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.
Feb 6 2022, 9:56 PM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
Timeshifter updated the task description for T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.
Feb 6 2022, 4:38 PM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
Timeshifter added a comment to T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.

Thanks Tgr for starting this task. To be clear this upload log is what I am talking about in my Commons watchlist:

  • ! 21:05 (Upload log)‎ [Treck08‎; Jamesy0627144‎; HerrAdams‎; 幺于‎]
Feb 6 2022, 4:13 PM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
Timeshifter updated the task description for T301059: Make watchlist / recent changes expand icon more noticeable.
Feb 6 2022, 4:08 PM · Accessibility, UX-Debt, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
Timeshifter added a comment to T74811: Watchlist should show individual uploads to watched files on the Commons.

I don't see that option on my Commons watchlist:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Watchlist&days=7&hidecategorization=1&hideWikibase=1&namespace=&action=submit

Feb 6 2022, 4:18 AM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Feb 5 2022

Timeshifter added a comment to T74811: Watchlist should show individual uploads to watched files on the Commons.

In my Commons watchlist nowadays I see individual image upload info:

Feb 5 2022, 9:30 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Dec 3 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating/sticky table headers.

@Jroberson108
There must be somewhere you can post this so that others can see it. I am afraid to point to other wikis such as Shoutwiki, etc.. They are often not using the latest version of Wikimedia. What about Toolforge:
*https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Toolforge

Dec 3 2021, 12:22 AM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Wikimedia Wishathon, Timeless, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Dec 2 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating/sticky table headers.

@Jroberson108
Is there someplace you can set this up so we can see it in action as you make changes? Wikimedia Labs?:
*https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs

Dec 2 2021, 8:16 PM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Wikimedia Wishathon, Timeless, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Dec 1 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating/sticky table headers.

There are 4 scrolling tables that have long had sticky headers in this section:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_by_country_and_territory#Statistics

Dec 1 2021, 7:24 AM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Wikimedia Wishathon, Timeless, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Oct 31 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T156228: Pressing the Shift key moves the cursor (when "GoogleTrans" gadget is enabled).

I haven't noticed any jumping cursor problems in tables in ages.

Oct 31 2021, 11:59 PM · TestMe, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentLanguage

Oct 27 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

Example: wikt:pl:WS:STAT.

Oct 27 2021, 7:10 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript
Timeshifter updated the task description for T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..
Oct 27 2021, 6:56 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Aug 16 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .

See: T287997. Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

Aug 16 2021, 3:50 AM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)
Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

Row highlighting on hover has been added to Template:Static row numbers. See:
Template_talk:Static_row_numbers#Row_hover_highlighting

Aug 16 2021, 3:42 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 14 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

class=srn-datatable has been added to Template:Static row numbers and Template:Static row numbers table

Aug 14 2021, 4:50 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 12 2021

Timeshifter updated subscribers of T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .

@Krinkle wrote up a template style to add row hover highlighting and a white background. See:
Template:Import-blanktable

Aug 12 2021, 6:51 PM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)

Aug 11 2021

Timeshifter updated the task description for T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.
Aug 11 2021, 11:44 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 6 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

This would have to be fixed first before generally applying row hover highlighting along with a white background to all tables:
T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .

Aug 6 2021, 3:33 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 5 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

@Krinkle. Please see my note at Template talk:Import-blanktable.

Aug 5 2021, 2:18 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture
Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

Whatever solution is found now or in the future I like the choice of 2 background colors for non-header cells:

Aug 5 2021, 12:27 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 4 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

I edit Help:Table and people ask about how to do row highlighting. The info was only relatively recently added to Help:Table. But it is rapidly being used by more and more tables. It would be a shame to lose this very useful function. It is difficult sometimes to follow a row of data across a wide table. Row highlighting on hover makes it much easier. And the white background of mw-datatable makes the light blue hover color stand out. And thus easier to follow across the row.

Aug 4 2021, 11:42 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture
Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

It is in 43 templates too. And the articles those templates are used in are NOT listed in the 334 results from the Izno search. I checked.

Aug 4 2021, 11:05 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Aug 3 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T287997: Community expectation that mw-datatable styles are loaded on pages which use it.

Thanks Jdlrobson for the Phabricator ticket. class=mw-datatable is used in a lot of tables. People like it for 2 reasons:
1: The row highlighting on hover.
2: The white background for non-header cells. It makes for more contrast especially when there are non-bolded links in the non-header cells. The blue links against the normal gray background of non-header cells are not very contrasting. Bolded blue links against the gray background of header cells are less of a problem, though I think the gray background of headers is too dark of a gray. class=mw-datatable is often used with class=wikitable and the gray header background of class=wikitable overrides the blue background of class=mw-datatable

Aug 3 2021, 10:08 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Jun 15 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .

Thanks, for the breakdown, matmarex. Whatever it was intended for originally, mw-datatable has long ago taken on a life of its own. Isn't that the case with a lot of code?

Jun 15 2021, 9:59 AM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)

Jun 12 2021

Timeshifter updated the task description for T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .
Jun 12 2021, 1:47 PM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)

Jun 11 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .

Hi @Aklapper. I rewrote the task. I hope it makes more sense. I used sections. I did not know it was possible to use sections. I guessed correctly that equal signs would do it. As an aside, I wish that only wikitext was used for editing in Phabricator.

Jun 11 2021, 5:47 PM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)
Timeshifter renamed T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. from class=mw-datatable overrides the inline background color set for a table row. It shouldn't. to class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .
Jun 11 2021, 5:40 PM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)
Timeshifter created T284802: class=mw-datatable should not override the inline background colors set for specific table rows. .
Jun 11 2021, 4:15 AM · good first task, MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables)

May 26 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T240106: How much control do editors have over table alignment in mobile?.

Thanks! Header text now stays centered in both desktop and mobile view unless specifically changed per header cell. I checked in Firefox and Chrome.

May 26 2021, 5:21 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MinervaNeue

May 20 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

The new template {{Static row numbers}} is a lot better:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Static_row_numbers

May 20 2021, 12:17 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

May 19 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T240106: How much control do editors have over table alignment in mobile?.

Currently, the default header text alignment on both desktop and mobile is centered. That should remain.

May 19 2021, 11:48 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MinervaNeue
Timeshifter updated the task description for T240106: How much control do editors have over table alignment in mobile?.
May 19 2021, 11:34 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MinervaNeue
Timeshifter updated the task description for T240106: How much control do editors have over table alignment in mobile?.
May 19 2021, 11:32 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MinervaNeue

Apr 30 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T233340: Add sortability to sortable tables for readers of the mobile web site.

The glorious implementation of Template:Static row numbers has finally allowed the easy addition of fixed, static row numbers as an integrated column on any table.

Apr 30 2021, 3:39 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.3; 2023-04-03), User-notice-archive, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2022, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Moderator-Tools-Team (Kanban), Advanced Mobile Contributions, MinervaNeue, Mobile

Apr 29 2021

Timeshifter renamed T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers. from Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers..
Apr 29 2021, 12:44 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Feb 21 2021

Timeshifter added a comment to T5525: Cross-wiki watchlists.

Is this done now that MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalWatchlist exists and is deployed?

...

Feb 21 2021, 3:10 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-CrossWikiWatchlist, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist, German-Community-Wishlist, Contributors-Team, Design, Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Feb 14 2021

Timeshifter updated the task description for T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).
Feb 14 2021, 5:39 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Sep 11 2020

Timeshifter updated the task description for T2418: Easier and better alignment within Wiki Tables.
Sep 11 2020, 3:13 PM · MediaWiki-Parser
Timeshifter added a comment to T2418: Easier and better alignment within Wiki Tables.

I suggest using data-align="..." (left, center, right) in the column header. Modeled on data-sort-type="..."

Sep 11 2020, 2:19 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

May 6 2020

Timeshifter renamed T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers. from Option for sort indicator to be below the table header text to Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text.
May 6 2020, 7:23 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Apr 22 2020

Timeshifter reopened T35249: Sorting icon needs to be below the table header text to keep tables narrower, and for screen readers. as "Open".

I am opening this back up. I started this Phabricator task and marked it as resolved in 2014. But after discussion today with Graham87 who uses a screen reader I am removing that "resolved" status. See:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Graham87
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Accessibility/Data_tables_tutorial - see section on that page (and eventually in its archives) currently titled "Help:Sorting. Section about sorting buttons in a separate row. Accessibility questions".

Apr 22 2020, 7:52 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Feb 17 2020

Timeshifter added a comment to T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).

What is holding up its implementation?

You have not provided a patch yet. :) See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Development_prioritization

Feb 17 2020, 12:38 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Feb 16 2020

Timeshifter updated the task description for T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).
Feb 16 2020, 5:56 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables
Timeshifter added a comment to T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).

The example link at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_by_population are two completely separate tables nested inside of a table.
Simplified structure, if you look at the source code:

...

I'm wondering why one would use such broken designs and then expect things to somehow work.

Feb 16 2020, 5:55 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Feb 15 2020

Timeshifter renamed T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia) from VE can't edit tables nested inside a table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia) to VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).
Feb 15 2020, 1:20 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables
Timeshifter added a comment to T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).

matmarex. You are correct. I found a table using the old method of adding a separate row number column. It is not inside a transclusion. It is editable with the visual editor. See table partway down this user page:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Timeshifter/Sandbox74

Feb 15 2020, 1:18 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Feb 14 2020

Timeshifter added a comment to T180687: Provide automatic numbering for rows in wikitable (currently manual).

There is already a task for this. It has a solution, I believe, but for some reason unknown to me, it is not being implemented. See:

Feb 14 2020, 3:53 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing
Timeshifter updated the task description for T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).
Feb 14 2020, 3:45 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables
Timeshifter created T245277: VE can't edit tables nested inside a transcluded table (example: row number single-column table from {{Rank}} on English Wikipedia).
Feb 14 2020, 3:42 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Dec 11 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

It has been pointed out to me that row alignment is off when viewed in mobile browsers. This is when using the previously mentioned {{Rank} template.

Dec 11 2019, 5:36 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Dec 9 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T240114: Enhance the VisualEditor table editor to allow sorting and saving sorted tables.

Related help, info, and discussions:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Initial_table_sort
*https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Convert_tables_and_charts_to_wiki_code_or_image_files#Sort_by_rank_or_alphabetically._Use_LibreOffice_Calc
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Sorting#Putting_a_table_in_initial_alphabetical_order

Dec 9 2019, 12:11 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Nov 20 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

A much easier and better method for creating a static row number column exists. Sandbox 89 linked below uses the new method, and is updated as needed. The table in Sandbox 89 is taken from a version of "List of countries by incarceration rate".
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Timeshifter/Sandbox89

Nov 20 2019, 9:54 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Sep 14 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T6547: Support crosswiki template inclusion (transclusion => interwiki templates, etc.).

I would like watchlists to be allowed in templates. A watchlist for English Wikipedia. A watchlist for Meta. A watchlist for Mediawiki.org

Sep 14 2019, 12:53 AM · Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-Templates

Apr 16 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

List of U.S. states by incarceration and correctional supervision rate is an example of a table that needs a fixed row number column. Because there are 3 separate columns that are important enough that people want to see them in rank order. That can't be done with an integrated rank order column. It can only be done with a fixed row number column.

Apr 16 2019, 4:22 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Feb 5 2019

Timeshifter added a comment to T213545: Increase readability of the Saved filters box.

I want room for a long descriptive title on one wide line. Not a long title spread out over several lines. I want to be able to scan a list of filter set titles. That can be done quickly if each filter set title is on one line. And if there is no need to hover to get the full description.

Feb 5 2019, 10:40 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, good first task, patch-welcome, Growth-Team, Edit-Review-Improvements-Integrated-Filters, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Timeshifter updated the task description for T213545: Increase readability of the Saved filters box.
Feb 5 2019, 10:34 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, good first task, patch-welcome, Growth-Team, Edit-Review-Improvements-Integrated-Filters, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 31 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T42618: jquery.tablesorter: Add support for a "fixed" column of row numbers..

List of countries by intentional homicide rate:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

Dec 31 2018, 2:43 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Nov 20 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.

For example, the WikiEditor toolbar on Commons offers [[ under "Edittools":

x (449×944 px, 103 KB)

Nov 20 2018, 5:19 PM · WikiEditor
Timeshifter updated the task description for T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.
Nov 20 2018, 2:21 AM · WikiEditor

Nov 18 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.

Please read T209487#4753667 again. It links to an explanation how you can adjust the toolbar to suit your needs.

Nov 18 2018, 3:35 PM · WikiEditor
Timeshifter added a comment to T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.

Just to be clear, I still don't understand Timeshifter's problem.

Nov 18 2018, 2:01 PM · WikiEditor

Nov 17 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.

For example, the WikiEditor toolbar on Commons offers [[ under "Edittools":

x (449×944 px, 103 KB)

Nov 17 2018, 4:18 AM · WikiEditor

Nov 16 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.

Put back 2 one-click link buttons on the wikitext editing toolbar. They were recently removed from the wikitext editing toolbar for some people.

Nov 16 2018, 7:10 AM · WikiEditor

Nov 14 2018

Timeshifter created T209487: Put separate buttons on wikitext toolbar for single and double brackets.
Nov 14 2018, 1:29 PM · WikiEditor

Nov 9 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T5525: Cross-wiki watchlists.

See:
*meta:Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Watchlists/Revive Crosswatch tool.
*meta:Crosswatch.

Nov 9 2018, 3:27 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-CrossWikiWatchlist, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist, German-Community-Wishlist, Contributors-Team, Design, Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Oct 27 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T5525: Cross-wiki watchlists.

How is it possible that such a frequently-requested feature can be put on the back burner for so many years? It is almost always in the top ten of any survey of user requests. It was number 4 on this community wishlist:
*https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2015/Results

Oct 27 2018, 8:45 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-CrossWikiWatchlist, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist, German-Community-Wishlist, Contributors-Team, Design, Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Oct 23 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T5525: Cross-wiki watchlists.

Where does this stand? Where does one go to find this out?

Oct 23 2018, 7:05 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-CrossWikiWatchlist, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist, German-Community-Wishlist, Contributors-Team, Design, Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Sep 14 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T108245: Fully support basic table editing in the visual editor.

Please see:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Timeshifter/Newsletters#Tech_News

Sep 14 2018, 2:33 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-23_(1.28.0-wmf.16)), Epic, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Sep 12 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T108245: Fully support basic table editing in the visual editor.

Very few people look at Tech News. Even fewer are going to scan it weekly in order to find the very few times it mentions table editing via the Visual Editor. Sometimes, the developers have to leave the cages it seems they are locked into by your groupthink.

Sep 12 2018, 12:39 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-23_(1.28.0-wmf.16)), Epic, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Sep 11 2018

Timeshifter added a comment to T108245: Fully support basic table editing in the visual editor.

Thanks for the link to:
*https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide#Editing_tables

Sep 11 2018, 9:12 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-23_(1.28.0-wmf.16)), Epic, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Sep 9 2018

Restricted Application added a project to T108245: Fully support basic table editing in the visual editor: User-Ryasmeen.

I, and many others, do not use the Visual Editor much. So I did not hear of these various great improvements in table editing until now, years later. I do not understand how many of the improvements listed here actually work though.

Sep 9 2018, 3:16 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-23_(1.28.0-wmf.16)), Epic, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor