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Feature Proposal: Prevent autolinking of Wiki words specified in preferences

Motivation

Many jargon as well as corporate concepts (in my company and field of work) are in fact wiki words. Also Webs are allowed to be wiki words since Cairo release.

The ability to specify Wiki words that will not be autolinked will prevent unnecessary linking to superfluous pages as well as unexpected behaviour for the end user.

I imagine something like this in TWikiPreferences:

   * Set NOWIKIWORD = CorporateName, CorporateConcept, ProductName

If used sparsely, this option could prevent many unwanted links for my end user. However, i have no clue how difficult this would be to implement.

Description

Add preference option that allows list of wiki words that are not linked automatically.

-- JosMaccabiani - 27 Jun 2005

Impact and Available Solutions

Documentation

If necessary, user documentation of new features introduced by this proposal.

Examples

Example uses of features introduced by proposal.

Implementation

Any comments on how the feature is implemented or could be improved


Discussion:

Hmmm. Simply ignoring matching wikiwords would be quite straightforward, though the general solution might be a bit harder. But I'm not sure this is something we'd want to do, TBH. Linking to definitions of corporate concepts helps new starters considerably, and old hands can just ignore them. I generally encourage people to install FindElsewherePlugin and establish a corporate identity web that contains definitions for all these terms.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 28 Jun 2005

Hi Crawford. Thanks for the reply. Actually for me, installing FindElsewherePlugin and creating a main page that links to all the concepts and products that are WikiNames did solve my need.

FeatureRejected?

-- JosMaccabiani - 28 Jun 2005

This was something I am interest in. I was looking to see if this was possibility because we have several comment words that don't make sense to like. For example WebsphereMQ is a common one.

-- RickMach - 10 Oct 2005

What about using the AliasPlugin for that?

-- MichaelDaum - 10 Oct 2005

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