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mediawiki - Sections HTML code convertion problem[edit]

Greetings ... im havving a REALLY annoying problem. I have my wiki in a local server and in an server somewhere else.

The CSS are exacly the same BUT, on my local wiki the sections text are in blue (correct) and in the outside server are in black (wrong). even if i modify the main.css in the outside server in wont change to blue. if i apply any other stype, line background color, or underline, etc .. it will apply, but the color it refuses to change. i even tryied to use "!importante" and nothing (locally the the !import works just fine).

I looked into the generated page code to try to figure it out and this is that i found:

In my local server, the section generated code looks like this

        <span class="mw-headline" id="Overview"> Overview </span>

In the other end ... on my external server the section generated code looks like this

        <span class="mw-headline" id="Overview">
                <a style="text-decoration:none;color:black" name="Overview"> Overview </a>

So.. i am almost sure that the problem is the style defined in the anchor. the question is .. why is that there??? i also found something interesting that may be a clue (for someone but not for me)

I found 2 wikis refering to "Help:Section" 
in this one (the one we are right now), they say that section work like in my local wiki
in this one it says that it works like on my external server

Is this any clue to anyone?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

- Miguel (17-02-2011 14:34)

Appearance of heading 4, 5 and 6[edit]

In my opinion, heading 4, 5 and 6 should not have the same formatting (font-size, font-weight, colour etc.). For example, in Japanese grammar #Ancillary words, heading Topic, theme, and subject: は wa and が ga looks the same as heading Thematic wa, although the second section is a sub-section of the first. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 17:17, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@SelfishSeahorse: Outside the scope of this page. The styling of headings is done with sitewide CSS; if you want advice on how to alter it for yourself, try WP:VPT or WP:HD; if you want it changed for all users on all Wikimedia projects, start an RfC at meta: and then when consensus is reached, file a formal request at phab:. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:16, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
@Redrose64: OK. Thank you! --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 14:58, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
How about level 7, though not often or even used. 333-blue 09:31, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
@333-blue: There is no such thing as a level 7 heading. If you try it:
=Like this=[edit]
what you get is a level 6 heading, plus two spare equals signs. The reason for this is simple: HTML has only ever provided six levels, all the way from "HTML Tags" (which predates HTML 2.0) to the most recent formal standard, HTML5, so there is nothing for the MediaWiki parser to map seven equals signs to. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:37, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

why the first level heading, with an = at left and an = at right, is not used ?[edit]

i see they are not used. why? --Qdinar (talk) 08:59, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

@Qdinar: Because the page already begins with an automatically generated level 1 heading, this being the page title (in this case it's Help talk:Section) and there should be only one level 1 heading on a page. This is for accessibility reasons: see MOS:ACCESS#Headings. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:34, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
why is it decorated with more little letters , than autogenerated first level heading? see test at User talk:Qdinar . --Qdinar (talk) 15:39, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean by "more little letters"? --Redrose64 (talk) 16:01, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
smaller font --Qdinar (talk) 07:54, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Ah, that's one of the strange things about Vector skin. In the MonoBook skin, they're the same size. I shall look at it in more detail after I finish work today. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:10, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
I've found that the presence of the mw-body-content class alters the font-size of a <h1>...</h1> element from 28.8px to 25.2px. I don't know why that might be; I think that either Edokter (talk · contribs) or Krinkle (talk · contribs) may be able to help better than I can. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:56, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Redrose64, that happens to all conten text; .mw-body-content in Vector has its font-size set of 0.875em to make the running text 14px. Monobook (and pre-Typography Refresh in Vector) still use 0.8em (13px) for the content. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 07:32, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Collapsible table of contents[edit]

There are several articles with extremely long tables of contents, including this one. Is it possible to make the table of contents collapsible (so that it will be less difficult to navigate?) Jarble (talk) 05:04, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

It's already collapsible, that's what the "[hide]" link at the top does. If you want to limit the depth of subheadings that are shown, the |limit= parameter of {{TOC right}} does that - it's covered by H:LIMITTOC. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:39, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 July 2016[edit]

for the birthdate of Stafford Elliot aka Fred Locks it is June 7, 1950.

2601:19B:8103:7F30:E925:2212:2791:DDC1 (talk) 04:27, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Help:Section. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. — JJMC89(T·C) 04:54, 15 July 2016 (UTC)