Last modified: 2012-02-18 11:34:22 UTC
Some have suggested that books in Wikibooks should have additional "page
structure" that cannot be provided by the frontend. For example, some have
suggested that books should have book-internal linking by default, and that the
colon-escape (eg. similar behavior to how you make an inline-link to a category
page) should be used to link to pages in other books or the pages that are above
book-level (eg. bookshelf pages, project pages, user pages).
Others believe that we must have something in the backend to augment or enforce
the [[b:Hierarchy naming convention]] (ie. pseudo-namespaces or subpages?).
Still others believe that books should have their own template and category
namespaces, and the main template and category spaces be used for those
templates and categories that span multiple books.
I am not personally advocating any position, but in any case, perhaps a look
into how Wikibooks should be structured is in order, and what, if any, backend
changes should be made.
Good comments, but we can't do much development with it. There are related
pages outside wikibooks at [[meta:Book construct]] & [[meta:Wikibooks
extension]]. Marking as dup of bug 382 for now.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 382 ***
Marking as a duplicate of bug 15071, which already has as dependencies bugs for specific features which depend on this needed database structure.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15071 ***