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Bug 14188 - Special:Categories PREFIX= or REGEXP=, not just OFFSET
Special:Categories PREFIX= or REGEXP=, not just OFFSET
Status: REOPENED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.12.x
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-05-20 02:35 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Dan Jacobson 2008-05-20 02:35:10 UTC
Gentlemen, I hereby propose Special:OnlyPages.
Special:OnlyPages differs from Special:AllPages in that whereas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:AllPages/Cheese
starts at Cheese and just goes on and on without any bottom bound
until the page is filled up, the new
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:OnlyPages/Cheese
would just list articles that start with Cheese, and no more.

Special:OnlyPages is not meant to replace Special:AllPages, but to
compliment it. Whereas Special:AllPages is oddly missing a bottom
bound, Special:OnlyPages bounds both top and bottom nonprejudicially.

Special:OnlyPages will certainly be easy for you to (please)
implement: Just a MySQL query on SORT INDEX CHEESE or SORT PAGE MATCH
^CHEESE or whatever the SQL for it is.

Indeed perhaps even allow regular expressions.
Comment 1 Jesse (Pathoschild) 2008-05-20 02:38:41 UTC
This already exists as [[Special:PrefixIndex]].
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2008-05-20 03:13:37 UTC
OK, glad that that is taken care of. Now let's turn to part II of the
no lower bound problem: a way to make
http://radioscanningtw.jidanni.org/index.php?title=Special:Categories&offset=CTCSS&uselang=en
not spill over into the categories beyond.
I just want the categories starting with "CTCSS".

One cannot use Special:PrefixIndex, as the CTCSS categories are
hollow: have members but no text.

No I don't want to use an API as this is meant for everyday users.
Comment 3 Dan Jacobson 2008-05-20 03:18:37 UTC
Also please implement Bug #8881 if you implement this.

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