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Bug 6548 - Introduce {{NUMBEROFINTERWIKIS}} magic word
Introduce {{NUMBEROFINTERWIKIS}} magic word
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-07-05 00:15 UTC by BloodIce
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description BloodIce 2006-07-05 00:15:50 UTC
Simply counting the number of interwiki links on particular wikipedia. It could
be used in  statistical approaches and to pointing the degree of
internationalization of a wikipedia.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-07-05 18:08:36 UTC
See the statistics generated with the database dumps:
http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesDatabaseWikiLinks.htm

You even got charts:
http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/PlotsPngDatabaseWikiLinks.htm
Comment 2 BloodIce 2006-07-06 01:28:47 UTC
Thanks, but I know about them. My intention is to include this number in a page
(in my user space), and to calculate dinamicly the link per article. Is it
possible or it is much work? I wonder what is the mechanism to count interwikis
trough database - does it includes scan of all pages, or there is some clever way?
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-07-08 11:36:37 UTC
The only mechanism we've got at the moment would be to count all rows in the
langlinks table. That would drive people spare if implemented as a magic word,
so someone is going to have to come up with a clever solution.
Comment 4 Platonides 2006-09-25 15:57:29 UTC
Add it to Special:statistics, maybe?
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-10-30 13:06:31 UTC
That's not a mechanism, that's a further output location. We need an effective means of 
calculating the number, first, that won't cause our database servers to whimper and die.
Comment 6 Jamie Hari 2007-07-13 04:34:46 UTC
How about a cached number?
The data wouldn't be 'live and accurate', but then again... what is these days with a dozen or so squids up-front?
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2007-07-13 14:03:46 UTC
I don't think a single number would really be meaningful here, even if it was added. There'd be no distinguishing between wide coverage (many pages marked) and deep coverage (many languages linked).
Comment 8 Chad H. 2009-04-10 14:13:10 UTC
Going ahead and WONTFIXing this. Not a massive use case, and as Brion mentioned above, it's not a very useful number anyway.

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