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Bug 13090 - Add magic word to generate combined-TOC from a set of pages
Add magic word to generate combined-TOC from a set of pages
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-02-21 08:41 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2014-10-27 13:52 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description SJ 2008-02-21 08:41:40 UTC
For overview pages, portals, and the like, it is often useful to be able to explicitly include a Table of Contents generated from the sections of a set of related pages or subpages.  This takes the same amount of effort as transcluding those pages, but renders far more neatly and quickly.  

* This TOC should link to the section of the appropriate page, not to a section on the current page.  
* Some reasonable section numbering scheme should be used -- perhaps ABCDE for the top-level (page-level) sections.
** I can imagine using the page title as the top level section, which would also provide a TOC link to the "first" section of a page (the one with no anchor).

Or this could be implemented as an extension.

<aggregatetoc>
Mine
Yours
Hers
</aggregatetoc>

could output:

<div style="toc">
A. Mine
A.1  ..
A.2  ..
B. Yours
B.1  ..
C. Hers
C.1  ..
C.2  ..
C.2.1  ..
C.2.2  ..
C.3  ..
</div>
Comment 1 SJ 2009-04-18 22:18:34 UTC
Still handy.  An example of hacks to get around this (with at least 3 levels of depth), using navbars at the top of each page:   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/HIG
Comment 2 Andre Klapper 2014-06-22 18:06:57 UTC
This sounds a bit like overkill for core, indeed. Moving to "extension requests".

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