Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:52 UTC
When page title contains multiple namespaces such as [[Talk:Image:Foobar.jpg]],
the page have a link to [[Image:Foobar.jpg]] named "content page".
But correct talk page is [[Image_talk:Foobar.jpg]].
This behavior will confuse some users.
* [[Foobar.jpg:Talk:Image]] for RTL
* [[Image/Talk/Foobar.jpg]], [[Talk/Image/Foobar.jpg]] and
[[Image_Talk/Foobar.jpg]] for Unix users
* [[Image\Talk\Foobar.jpg]], [[Talk\Image\Foobar.jpg]] and
[[Image_Talk\Foobar.jpg]] for Windows users
This is confusing? Yes. Adding variants for the same thing does not
make things less confusing. I would wonder whether
[[Talk:Image:Foobar.jpg]] and [[Image_talk:Foobar.jpg]] are really
the same thing when encountering them for the first few times.
namespaces really confuse me... I thought that was what disambiguation pages and categories were for...
All that I'm finding namespaces to do for me are: cause me to practice typing extra...
and cause me to split content into clean sounding categories.. that aren't really that clean... and end up making me do a
lot of typing.
I do see how they can limit the searching,... but that could be made to work with categories
Different namespaces have different semantics. Compare an
Image: page, a Special: page, a Talk: page and an article
page. They have different buttons, different functionality.
Only Wikipedia: isn't that different from an article, but
it is a different thing, too: It's not an encyclopedia
article, but text about how we are working, policies,
discussion. Whether this could be done using categories?
Probably. But performance is something different.
JeLuF made a perfect comment on that. And I'm good at WONTFIX'ing :)
(In reply to comment #0)
> When page title contains multiple namespaces such as [[Talk:Image:Foobar.jpg]],
> the page have a link to [[Image:Foobar.jpg]] named "content page".
> But correct talk page is [[Image_talk:Foobar.jpg]].
> This behavior will confuse some users.
I agree that behavior is not the same as experienced in "day to day live".
Note that [[Talk:Talk:Talk:Talk:Foo]] generates a link also. Clicking on the
article tab will open a page in the *talk* namespace. See also
*Multiple namespaces* and a space instead of "_" in a namespace name was the
bug 2075: Basic functionality broken at ta.wikipedia