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Bug 12597 - More formatting options for Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex
More formatting options for Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-01-12 15:30 UTC by Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin)
Modified: 2014-02-03 14:08 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2008-01-12 15:30:16 UTC
Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex should have the following options:

* An option to view the namespace or not. Currently if you are looking to a list of pages in e.g. the template namespace you can see only "Foo" and not "Template:Foo".
* An option to view the list in one column or 3 columns. Now you can only see it in 3 columns.

This is really a lot easier for copy-pasting. If a new site has been created, we need to import the pages from Incubator. 90% of that work goes to copy-pasting from Special:Allpages/Special:Prefixindex! And I think there are many other users experiencing problems with this.

Thank you very much, [[meta:User:SPQRobin]].
Comment 1 Huji 2008-01-13 11:24:28 UTC
I guess you can use API for both. You can use an XML reader to read the output of API and paste it in the format you like the most.
Comment 2 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2008-01-13 15:58:57 UTC
I've read the API documentation, and API is useful for what I need, but I still want these options for Allpages and Prefixindex, because API is not that easy and not everyone knows API (like me, until now :p). The normal in-wiki Special:Prefixindex with more options is still much easier and better than API, imo.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-01-13 16:12:01 UTC
I don't think we need to add more formatting options for the sole purpose of copy-pasting.  Get a text editor with multiline regex search and replace, and do something like


(depending on how copy-pasting three-column tables renders in plaintext with your browser/OS, I assumed the cell boundaries would become tabs).
Comment 4 Conrad Irwin 2008-09-01 07:34:16 UTC
Relatedly, I'd like an option to give me back the columns when I visit the page "Special:AllPages/Example", I find the extra click on "Example" annoying - I am using AllPages like that because I want to see the categories near that name.
Comment 5 Aaron Schulz 2008-10-06 23:25:57 UTC
Closing per #3
Comment 6 Daniel De Marco 2014-01-31 23:22:30 UTC
it would be very useful to be able to specify the number of columns in the output table when using Special:PrefixIndex and looking at the code, this seems to be a trivial addition. I can provide a patch if there's interest. 

To support something like this: 
Comment 7 Andre Klapper 2014-02-03 14:03:23 UTC
ddm: New ticket welcome.
Comment 8 Daniel De Marco 2014-02-03 14:08:22 UTC
created new ticket: bug 60759

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