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Bug 5335 - Allow for brief summaries of a page
Allow for brief summaries of a page
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 59641
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-03-23 20:50 UTC by Wordman
Modified: 2014-02-24 21:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Wordman 2006-03-23 20:50:34 UTC
When editing a page, I'd like the ability to somehow provide a one sentence
summary of a page. This could be a new kind of tag or a keyword, or even a
separate edit box. Note, I'm not talking about the edit comments; I mean a
summary of the content of the page itself.

I'd like to be able to access this summary in the following ways:

1) It should probably be used as the value of a meta name="description" tag for
the page.
2) There should be some way to get to it with extensions (as a part of a SQL
query, for example).
3) (Optional) There could be a way to append the description after a link.

What I'm interested in doing with my wiki is creating an extension that can
build automatic bullet lists of page links based on categories, where after each
link is a summary of what the page is. I can already get the page of links,
thanks to the DynamicPageList2 extension. I could hack this extension to include
the page summaries, if they existed; however, at present, there does not seem to
be any way to even create such summaries, much less access them.
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-02-24 21:19:40 UTC
I am marking this as a duplicate of bug 59641 as it has more thoughts on how this could potentially be implemented.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59641 ***
Comment 2 Nathan Larson 2014-02-24 21:23:54 UTC
There are a lot of ways to do this; e.g. [[mw:Extension:BedellPenDragon]]. That extension page's FAQ has some discussion of alternatives.

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