Speaking of changes to display, it seems useful to easily *not* display
units. A lot of pages and templates put the units in a hyperlink, e.g.
Area 840.0 km²
where km² is a link to Square_kilometre made with
We can represent the attribute in SMW 0.4 as [[area:=840 km²]], but
then the units appear as part of the value display. To not display the
units you have to repeat the number, [[area:=840 km²|840]] , which is
prone to error.
I'm not sure what the wiki shortcut for not showing units could be.
Maybe putting a trailing | with no space could only show the number.
Currently it falls through to chopping off "area:" as if it were a
namespace, so you see
Some number display is even more complicated, e.g. in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun both the number and the units are
the 6.09 part is a hyperlink to the
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_E18_m%C2%B2 page that explains this
order of magnitude. This conflicts with the SMW tooltip that displays
the area in other units. I couldn't represent both at once in wiki
People are cramming a lot of info into those hyperlinks, it's almost to
the point they need a context menu to document and link to attribute
type, unit conversion, order of magnitude, units explanation, etc.