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Bug 1787 - Put sitename before pagename in HTML title; maybe as a special-case for the "Main Page"
Put sitename before pagename in HTML title; maybe as a special-case for the "...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-03-31 06:16 UTC by Mark Ryan
Modified: 2008-10-07 21:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Ryan 2005-03-31 06:16:57 UTC
This is from Talk:Main Page on en:
"I just found out about wikipedia, and bookmarked the main page. 
The default URL name (if that's the correct term) was ~"Main 
Page - wikipedia - the free encyclopedia". Because "Main Page" 
won't mean much to me when I'm looking for wikipedia, I changed 
the name (for me) to "Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia - main 
page" I suggest changing the default name to that, or at least 
inserting 'Wikipedia' in front of the current name as per other 

So basically the new user is saying he or she reckons the pages 
generated by the software should have the site name before the 
page title. I'm not sure if it would work or not, though. It 
would be useful having Wikipedia show up in Google search 
results as "Wikipedia - Main Page", because the Wikipedia would 
not get obscured by long article titles. But for established 
users, it's better to have it the other way around. Is this a 
skinning issue?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-03-31 06:47:21 UTC
Having fifty bookmarks that all say "Wikipedia, The Free Enyclo...." is not too useful;
the article title coming first is essential for bookmarks to articles to be useful and legible.

The main page is something of a special case, though, and it _might_ be useful to
special-case the title for it.
Comment 2 MZMcBride 2008-10-07 21:52:04 UTC
Resolved by Simetrical in r38730. Allows for the page set in MediaWiki:Mainpage to use a custom <title>, set at MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage.

Resolved as fixed.

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