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Bug 1571 - Categories should display breadcrumb navigation
Categories should display breadcrumb navigation
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-02-21 10:34 UTC by flamurai
Modified: 2005-03-27 20:28 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description flamurai 2005-02-21 10:34:21 UTC
Categories should display breadcrumb navigation of their supercategories.

There are a few issues here that would have to be decided:
1. How many categories do you go back?
2. How do you deal with a broad category tree?


Category:Canadian ice hockey

     Team sports      <    Ice hockey     < Ice hockey by country
    Winter sports     <                   |
   Olympic sports     <                   |
       Hockey         <                   |
       Sports         < Sports by country <
Categories by country <

As you can see, it can get a bit out of hand, though I think a formula can be
developed taking into account the breath, depth, and total number of categories
displayed to balance the number of categories displayed without being overwhelming.

This is the web: we should take advantage of its non-linearity. The category
system is in its infancy, as far as I'm concerned.

This is related to bug 1497.
Comment 1 flamurai 2005-02-21 10:39:21 UTC
I just realized that example wasn't even complete. This is a tough usability
challenge since the tree grows very fast, but I think that even expanding the
direct supercategories is a benefit.
Comment 2 Richard J. Holton 2005-02-21 15:00:34 UTC
I can perhaps see some usefulness for something like this as a "special:" page
(something like "what links here"), but to somehow incorporate it into each
category page would really clutter the user interface, and might add too much load.
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-03-27 20:28:52 UTC
There is a category browser in MediaWiki already, please not
it is not set on wikipedia for performance reasons.

In LocalSettings.php :

 $wgUseCategoryBrowser = true;

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