Discuss Special property "External formatter URI"

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Meaning of name110:48, 1 October 2018

Meaning of name

According to my understanding of function of this property, it holds "The formatter [string] of external URIs"

However, if I try to apply usual English language logic, according to my knowledge, to dis-ambiguate the meaning of the name I find "The URI of the external formatter" to be more plausible, which is still in the vicinity, with a twist, of how this wo

So which one is the intention of the developers?

I need this in order to make a proper Arabic translation.

Ahmad (talk) 13:57, 28 September 2018 (CEST)

10:44, 1 October 2018

The intention for the property "External formatter URI" was a concise name which highlights two distinct characteristics:

  • It is an external formatter which has a formatting attribute ($1 as it is common for message) and it is expected to be external (meaning something outside of the current wiki)
  • The URI part hints that the "External formatter" needs to be a URI (aka URL)

"External formatter URI" specific annotation only appears in tandem with the Help:Datatype "External identifier" type and any other use case is not supported.

05:33, 30 September 2018