How to test the new gender stuff wrt MediaWiki 1.18
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Here's my understanding of the current situation, courtesy Mark Hershberger:
- 1. The only new support for gender in 1.18 is the User: namespace. I've asked Sam Reedy to configure Test2 so that you can see this. If you specify your gender in Special:Preferences you'll see that redirects your User page. For example, I've set my gender on test2 to "male" and so when you visit http://test2.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MarkAHershberger, you'll be redirected to "Male user:MarkAHershberger" and see the result in the URL/Location bar.
- 2. By looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MarkAHershberger/Gender_example you can find examples of support that 1.17 already had for gender. You can use these for regression testing.
- 3. There is no way to display different text based on the Gender of the page viewer. Purodha Blissenbach has suggested on http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Gender (which is a good page to read for more information on this issue) that redirects might be used on Help pages where this would be useful.