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Bug 5205 - Wikipedia Suggestion: Better use for yellow "labels"!
Wikipedia Suggestion: Better use for yellow "labels"!
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-03-08 14:57 UTC by Jonathan Shafer
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jonathan Shafer 2006-03-08 14:57:35 UTC
If you place your curser on any internal Wikipedia link, a little yellow label 
appears, bearing the name of the page. For instance, the label for [[Eschatology]] 
reads "Eschatology". Try it yourself!

This is not very useful at all... You need to click and jump to a different article 
and wait in order to see what Eschatology is about...

However, introducing a slight change could really result in a miracle: if every 
editing page had a little field where you could write a short description, so that 
the label would be "Eschatology - The theological study of the end of the world", we 
would be saving thousands of unnecessary clicks a day!

The whole point of using new technology like computers is making things more 
efficient. Lets take another small step in that direction! - Jonatha Shafer, 14:38, 8 
March 2006 (UTC)
Comment 1 Greg Price 2006-03-19 06:51:04 UTC
The yellow box (it's the "title" attribute of the HTML link)
says where the link actually points to.
This is often but not always the same as the text of the link.

E.g. [[Apache HTTP Server|Apache]] looks like "Apache",
but the title reveals it really points to "Apache HTTP Server".
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-03-20 18:14:44 UTC
Extracts would be way too expensive.

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