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Bug 13862 - Add a horizontal table of contents to Special:SpecialPages
Add a horizontal table of contents to Special:SpecialPages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: design
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-04-27 16:51 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2014-09-24 01:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Danny B. 2008-04-27 16:51:52 UTC
Special:SpecialPages should have horizontally based TOC (such as the TOC on Image: pages) for quicker navigation to such section.
Comment 1 Robert Leverington 2008-04-27 20:55:23 UTC
I really don't see the point of this, the TOC itself would be quite large, given the ammount of sections (and there is a high possibility of more in the future) and that it is horizontal (which immediatley increases it's footprint); the page itself is quite small so on most screens one scroll is required to reach the bottom of the page.
Comment 2 Danny B. 2008-04-28 10:23:07 UTC
Not everybody is using large wide screen displays, not everybody is having full screen window opened, thus the scrolling may be longer than "one scroll".

Besides at least anchors/ids for each section would be handy for more user friendly links. And once there were anchors, it's simple to add the TOC.
Comment 3 Chad H. 2008-05-11 00:57:54 UTC
TOC would also help anyone using a text-only browser, as the list of links is still pretty long.
Comment 4 Chad H. 2008-07-02 13:40:01 UTC
Done in r36907
Comment 5 Danny B. 2008-07-12 01:06:12 UTC
Reverted in r37001
Comment 6 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 15:44:36 UTC
Assigned: ^demon
Comment 7 Shinjiman 2009-06-25 14:21:25 UTC
I think is that better to be done as on the File description page which have three or more anchor links on the top of the page?
Comment 8 Chad H. 2009-10-22 19:22:17 UTC
De-assigning myself, adding +easy
Comment 9 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2011-01-20 19:48:29 UTC
I don't get the point in this. The page is fairly short and a TOC will be way too large (by comment 2).
Closing this as WONTFIX.
Comment 10 Chad H. 2011-01-20 19:59:22 UTC
I think we should still put some IDs on it if we haven't already.
Comment 11 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2011-01-20 20:40:19 UTC
just checked, we have CSS ids for each section headers
Comment 12 Danny B. 2011-02-13 14:45:26 UTC
Reopening per comment 0 comment 2 comment 3 comment 7. Besides it has been discussed on IRC in the days the bug has been open and it had support there as well.
Comment 13 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2011-02-13 20:53:05 UTC
Removing myself from CC since I have no interest in implementing this request. I do confirm this is an easy task though.
Comment 14 Krinkle 2011-07-06 21:20:21 UTC
I don't think having a horizontal navigation is a bad idea.
However re-using the #filetoc ID is not a good solution. Neither is duplicating CSS rules...

Perhaps introduce a semantic class to apply to both ?
Comment 15 Sam Reed (reedy) 2011-07-08 05:25:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #14)
> I don't think having a horizontal navigation is a bad idea.
> However re-using the #filetoc ID is not a good solution. Neither is duplicating
> CSS rules...
> Perhaps introduce a semantic class to apply to both ?

Comment 16 Sumana Harihareswara 2012-02-22 06:24:15 UTC
adding "design" tag as this is partially a visual design issue
Comment 17 Andre Klapper 2014-02-19 10:55:37 UTC
Removing easy keyword - This bug is not "easy" for newcomers as long as it's not clear which design should get implemented. Needs design input first.
Comment 18 Chad H. 2014-02-19 15:01:14 UTC
I think this should be WONTFIX'd.

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