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Bug 11055 - Universal references to language-related articles
Universal references to language-related articles
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-08-24 16:09 UTC by francisco torres
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description francisco torres 2007-08-24 16:09:28 UTC
I wish, when referencing a wikipedia article, to use a "universal" reference, that will link to a dummy page that will trigger a search for the correct version.

For instance,
http://uni.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Basic_for_Applications  which would be linked to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Basic_for_Applications
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Basic_for_Applications
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Basic_for_Applications
...

In this way, if just a single page is associated to that universal referece, that would be the page to be displayed.

Otherwise a default language specific version to be displayed would be displayed, either based on IP range (countries) or user preferences (e.g. cookie).

You can contact me for more info.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-08-24 17:48:01 UTC
Since names are very often localized or transliterated, this would have limited utility.

I don't think we'd implement this this way, though cross-language searches of other types might have some usefulness. Going to go ahead and mark this as WONTFIX since this isn't the way we'd provide such an interface.

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