Thomas Pellissier Tanon
2017-07-02 12:41:08 UTC
Two tech news:
1. Amrit (in CC) has converted the Index: pages editing interface to OOjs-UI (the new MediaWiki UI toolkit). It is already live on beta wiki  and should be deployed next Wednesday. He does it as part as his Google Summer of Code project .
2. Wikidata now provides a new Lua function mw.wikibase.getEntityIdForTitle( 'MY PAGE TITLE' ) that allows to retrieve the item which is linked to a given page. It could be use on Wikisource to retrieve, e.g., the item of 'My Book Edition' from the header template of "My Book Edition/Chapter 1", and, so, use the data from the "My Book Edition" item to fill the header template.