This would allow bulk importation of useful links using tools such as the Mediawiki Transport tool. Currently Wikipedia links are imported as internal Fedwiki links in order to faciitate further import of content. however this means we fail to preserve existing links to Wikipedia content in cases where we have not bothered to create / import these additional pages - which is a pity.
# Proposed Syntax
While it could be possible (and may be desirable) to simply modify the default behavior of Internal Wiki Links, we can also restrict this behavior to a new link markup.
The syntax i am proposing for this type of link would use the standard "pipe" notation for wikipedia links. Any internal wiki link that contains a "pipe" ("|") character would then use this new automatic link to Wikipedia functionality.
So a link to the Wikipedia article on hypertext" would be entered like this:
See Hypertext|wikipedia for more information.
and look like this when no Fedwiki Page for "Hypertext" exists:
See Hypertext on wikipedia for more information.
but look like this when a Fedwiki Page for "Hypertext" already exists in the neighbourhood:
See Hypertext for more information.
Below we explain how to make the wikilink, interwiki link, or external web link (as hyperlinks) connections on Wikipedia, which give readers one-click access to other Wikipedia pages, other Wikimedia projects, and external websites - wikipedia
External links use absolute URLs to link directly to any Web page. These links have the associated CSS class "external". External links are in the form:
An interwiki link links to a page on another Wikimedia project website, such as Meta or another language Wikipedia.