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Bug 5085 - Listing of categories in popup
Listing of categories in popup
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi...
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Reported: 2006-02-25 18:21 UTC by Brock Rozen
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Brock Rozen 2006-02-25 18:21:32 UTC
It would be really nice if we could have the content of the 
Special:Categories page appear in a sidebar in the edit window 
(or as a clickable popup), so people can get an idea of what 
category they can put their page into. It would really make the 
categories much easier to use.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-02-26 01:17:14 UTC
Given the huge number of categories this would be incredibly expensive.
Comment 2 Brock Rozen 2006-02-26 20:03:05 UTC
From what I understand, the url given only works for 
Wikipedia -- and even then it doesn't give me what I asked 
for, which is a list of categories (when you're *already* 
edited a page) that you can choose from to add to the page.

As for processing time -- if I'm not mistaken, the Wiki 
software is openly available to be installed on other 
sites. Yeah, maybe for Wikipedia it would be expensive, but 
not for many smaller sites.

And even for Wikipedia, you could divide it up into 
individual letters of the alphabet, such that you would 
click on "A" to get all the categories that start with A, 
and so-on and so-forth -- thus dividing up what the 
software actually shows and the processing time. Naturally, 
this could be a configurable option, on a per-install level 
or per-user level.
Comment 3 Melancholie 2006-03-14 18:37:51 UTC
@Brock Rozen: Maybe the following tool could be helpful for you:
http://tools.wikimedia.de/~daniel/WikiSense/CategoryTree.php?wikilang=en&cat=Software

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