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==<s>Help needed with DISPLAYTITLE</s>==
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== Where to put <nowiki>{{DISPLAYTITLE:foo}}</nowiki>? ==
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Neither [[Help:Style#Layout]] nor [[Help:Editing#Wiki variables, magic words, and templates]] provides any info and putting it "anywhere" may result in an extra gap: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Su&diff=230451&oldid=230445]. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 18:52, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
  
I tried setting DISPLAYTITLE on [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Xscreensaver&diff=219992&oldid=219852], but it didn't affect the capitalization in the title. According to [[Help:Editing#Wiki_variables.2C_magic_words.2C_and_templates]], DISPLAYTITLE should be enabled on ArchWiki. Does DISPLAYTITLE not allow capitalization changes in letters that are not the first letter in a word? Here is the MediaWiki article on DISPLAYTITLE: [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Magic_words#Technical_metadata] <br />
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== Hypertext metaphor ==
-- [[User:Jstjohn|Jstjohn]] ([[User talk:Jstjohn|talk]]) 17:00, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
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How can we find out what - if anything - links to a specific heading in the article? These links (e.g. [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD#Detailed_Usage_Example] will be broken when we edit the heading. If many articles link to the one I'm editing, going through them all is not feasible. Should I run a search for (going back to the example) "detailed_usage_example" and "detailed usage example" or are there any other ways to do it? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 20:48, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
  
:I think it's only for changing things that the software can't handle (since it considers an underscore to be a space, and ignores the capitalization of the first letter). In this case it would probably be better to move the page instead.
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:It seems your link is already broken :). One strategy I try to use to avoid this sort of issue is to link to redirects instead of directly to the section headings. Then you can limit “What links here” to just redirects and the list is a bit more manageable. For example at {{fullurl:Special:WhatLinksHere/Udev|hidelinks=1&hidetrans=1&hideimages=1}} the redirect [[Udisks]] points at [[Udev#Udisks]]. But this strategy would only really be appropriate for high profile sections that deserve a redirect. Of course the other thing is to try and put a bit of context in when making a link so that it is still useful even if it gets broken. [[User:Vadmium|Vadmium]] ([[User talk:Vadmium|talk]]) 01:34, 24 October 2012 (UTC).
:-- [[User:Thestinger|thestinger]] ([[User talk:Thestinger|talk]]) 18:23, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
::Ok, that fixed it. Thanks!
 
::-- [[User:Jstjohn|Jstjohn]] ([[User talk:Jstjohn|talk]]) 22:13, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
 

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Where to put {{DISPLAYTITLE:foo}}?

Neither Help:Style#Layout nor Help:Editing#Wiki variables, magic words, and templates provides any info and putting it "anywhere" may result in an extra gap: [1]. -- Karol (talk) 18:52, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Hypertext metaphor

How can we find out what - if anything - links to a specific heading in the article? These links (e.g. [2] will be broken when we edit the heading. If many articles link to the one I'm editing, going through them all is not feasible. Should I run a search for (going back to the example) "detailed_usage_example" and "detailed usage example" or are there any other ways to do it? -- Karol (talk) 20:48, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

It seems your link is already broken :). One strategy I try to use to avoid this sort of issue is to link to redirects instead of directly to the section headings. Then you can limit “What links here” to just redirects and the list is a bit more manageable. For example at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Udev&hidelinks=1&hidetrans=1&hideimages=1 the redirect Udisks points at Udev#Udisks. But this strategy would only really be appropriate for high profile sections that deserve a redirect. Of course the other thing is to try and put a bit of context in when making a link so that it is still useful even if it gets broken. Vadmium (talk) 01:34, 24 October 2012 (UTC).