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Bug 4810 - Edit fields/boxes for adding categories, other languages, interwiki links, etc
Edit fields/boxes for adding categories, other languages, interwiki links, etc
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 167
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-31 18:43 UTC by David Kernow
Modified: 2006-01-31 20:55 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Kernow 2006-01-31 18:43:01 UTC
Since editors are left to their own devices to add categories, other languages,
interwiki links at the foot of pages, this area is more often than not untidy
(if not tangled or not even at the very bottom of a page). Suggest that editors
are offered (the option to reveal) fields like the "Edit summary field" between
the main editing area and the Edit summary field, in which they may add category
/ other language / interwiki / stub / etc names, e.g.

│Main editing area (not to scale!)               │
│                                                │
│                                                │
│                                                │
│                                                │                             
                  │                                                │
Categories:      │                               │
Other languages: │                               │
Interwiki:       │                               │
Stub:            │                               │
Edit summary:    │                               │

So as not to scare novice editors, I'd make the Category, Other languages and
Interwiki fields revealable on demand. The software could then remove any
"[[Category:...]]", "[[{lang}:...]]", "{Interwiki..}" added in the main editing
area (perhaps with warning to user) and instead parse entries added in the new
fields (e.g. if "2001 establishments, Encyclopedias, Wikipedia" already appeared
in the Categories field, adding "Spoken articles, " at the start or ", Spoken
articles" elsewhere would result in the addition of [[Category:Spoken
articles]], etc.)

I'd willingly volunteer to try coding this, except I know I don't have the
relevant knowledge. Have I touched a nerve with anyone else on this?  I feel
this (and the implementation of an "archive" tab beside those along the top of
pages) would make a significant improvement to consistency.

Apologies if all this has already been suggested; it was not readily apparent
from a scan through the results of a search.

Yours hopefully,
David Kernow
Comment 1 David Kernow 2006-01-31 18:50:59 UTC
Looks like I should've used   to create the diagram above. Apologies.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-01-31 20:55:26 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167 ***

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