Last modified: 2012-02-28 20:46:18 UTC

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Bug 11025 - Specialpages: divulge total count
Specialpages: divulge total count
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-22 13:26 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2012-02-28 20:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-08-22 13:26:13 UTC
we see
 The following pages do not link to other pages in this wiki.
 Showing below up to 50 results starting with #1.
 View (previous 50) (next 50) (20 | 50 | 100 | 250 | 500).

Why can't the big secret that there is a total count of 235 be
revealed somewhere in the wording without requiring the user to go
clicking around to find out?! I'm not saying show them all, just
divulge the total number.

Same for similar Specialpages.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-08-22 13:29:42 UTC
The simple explanation is that, in quite a few of those cases, finding out that information is too expensive to be worth it.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2007-08-22 13:36:57 UTC
Hurmf, getting a little COUNT(VARIABLE) more expensive
than SELECT(...) LIMIT 50, or however you write it?
Well at least it's many bytes less. But you are the pros...
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2011-01-20 20:28:12 UTC
Will not implement this since COUNT(xx) is too costly in most cases.

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