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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)

Many Behavior switches and magic words in general, including {{DISPLAYTITLE:foo}} plus Template:Lowercase title which makes use of it, should all go at the very top of the articles, even before the categories.
It's not easy to find an accurate and comprehensive formulation for a style rule, that's why I've always delayed trying to write one... :/
-- Kynikos (talk) 10:18, 12 November 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 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).
Just some quick references: MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations and workarounds, MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding external links to a page, Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations, Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding_external_links_to_a_page. -- Kynikos (talk) 10:38, 12 November 2012 (UTC)