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Bug 10179 - Add previous/next links to indexed articles by alpha
Add previous/next links to indexed articles by alpha
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-06-07 03:28 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2014-03-12 18:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description SJ 2007-06-07 03:28:08 UTC
As another way to browse a mediawiki instance, especially a reference work, add a [configurable?  on by default?] set of links to the previous and next article title by alpha, in small font at the top of a page.    

This can be particularly useful when a visitor hits a page title that doesn't exist.  Often the real title is just before or after the requested title in the alphabet.  This would also be a charming way to see a cross-section of a wiki during one's normal browsing, and could help drive a bit more traffic to otherwise orphaned or hard to find articles.

(a variation on the theme, better targeted at the latter issue, could be to show a pair of random article titles on either side of a page header)

SJ
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-07 04:05:22 UTC
Compare to something like this (scroll down to "Wikipedia browser" at the bottom of the page on the left): http://encyclopedia.tfd.com/potato
Comment 3 SJ 2014-03-12 18:57:52 UTC
This is awesome, by the way. +10   
I was thinking about this recently, in discussing a new topical wiki.

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