Language Bar Broken?

Joachim Steiger roh at
Tue Aug 5 16:07:43 CEST 2008

Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> Ferenc Veres escreveu:
>> Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
>>> While it's possible to add links to the sidebar ([[MediaWiki:Sidebar]]), 
>>> I do not think they can depend on the current page (i.e. on 
>> Why? "I do not think" sounds like it could be possible, but you didn't 
>> try yet. :-) So we still have some hope.
> Yes, I didn't try. But based on what I know of how MediaWiki's caching 
> works, I wouldn't expect it to work (it caches parts of the page 
> independently; in particular, the part with the content is cached 
> separately, which you can see clearly in the "Saved in parser cache with 
> key ..." comment on every page).
>> If that works, you can copy the whole
>> to a new bulleted list in the sidebar. (Unfortunately it will push 
>> Search way too down, we will need the wiki admin to add ANOTHER sidebar 
>> instead extending the current one? Is there a way to add a second 
>> sidebar, below Search and Toolbox?)
> On 1.13 (OM uses 1.12 according to [[Special:Version]]) there is a way 
> to set the placement of search and toolbox within the sidebar, but only 
> on the standard sidebar coding (something seems to have been changed in 
> the OM wiki to make it use the full wikitext coding, which probably 
> disables that trick). See 
> for how it's supposed to be done.
> If the skin was hacked to make it use the wikitext coding, I'd expect it 
> would be easy to alter the hack to also read from another system message 
> for another part of the sidebar.

just take a look:
is the skin we use. was the change about
the sidebar

kind regards


Joachim Steiger
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