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Bug 3115 - Provide a quick syntax for linking to sibling subpages
Provide a quick syntax for linking to sibling subpages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-08-11 00:30 UTC by Manuel G. R.
Modified: 2005-08-11 16:58 UTC (History)
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Description Manuel G. R. 2005-08-11 00:30:01 UTC
Now that Wikibooks is promoting subpages (see [[b:Wikibooks:Naming policy]]) for
writing book chapters, it would be very useful to have an easy way for linking
to sibling subpages, i.e. to different chapters of the current book.

Inside [[Wikijunior Solar System/Mercury]] one could write:

 The next planet going away from the [[../Sun|]] is [[../Venus|]].

Note that I have also included the feature defined in #3114

This feature would also facilitate future book title changes.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-08-11 06:48:44 UTC
That would be [[/Sun]].
Comment 2 Robert Horning 2005-08-11 11:22:06 UTC
No, that would be [[../Sun|]] or from [[Wikijunior Solar System/Mars]] it would
be [[/Phobos]], as in [[Wikijunior Solar System/Mars/Phobos]].

This is a very common naming convention on Wikibooks, and a way to designate sub
modules... essentially sub chapters.  Wikibooks is complicated in that the 32K
limit MediaWiki software "requests" that you keep each page within is a serious
limiting factor.  Even a single chapter of a book is often considerably longer
than 32K, which the point of Wikibooks is precisely to write content that is
longer in nature.

There would also be a need to "move up", so something like [[..]] would move you
down to the "parent" article/book module.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-08-11 11:28:47 UTC
[[/Foobar]] *is* a sibling link if you're on a subpage, unless we've got some serious bugs 
in subpage handling that nobody's mentioned.
Comment 4 Robert Horning 2005-08-11 11:57:33 UTC
No, [[/Stuff]] or [[/Foobar]] is to a subpage from the main parent page. 
However, [[../BarFoo]] does seem to work just fine for me in Wikibooks when
going between two different sibling sub pages.  [[../]] also seems to work just
fine for going "back" to the parent page.
Comment 5 Manuel G. R. 2005-08-11 16:58:32 UTC
Ok, [[../|Parent]] and [[../Foobar]] works for me. I think I tested it, but I
may have done it before the feature was implemented. 

Should I close the bug?

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