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Bug 7274 - Change default Help: tab label from "Help" to "Help page"
Change default Help: tab label from "Help" to "Help page"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-09-09 05:54 UTC by Roger Chrisman
Modified: 2006-10-02 11:52 UTC (History)
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Description Roger Chrisman 2006-09-09 05:54:58 UTC
In the Help namespace the article tabs is labeled "Help". This competes with the navigational 
expectation common users have acquired from the application menu item "Help" that is a standard in   
GUI programs. The standard expected behavior is that clicking "Help" takes one to '''top''' level of 
the program's Help system. The bug is that that is not what the   
article tab does in MediaWiki's "Help:" namespace. So the article tab should not be labeled "Help". 
Good user interface respects common user interface idioms such as "Help" being an entrance to help, 
not a link to the help article you are already on. Users click on the tab labeled in bold blue, 
"Help", to go back to '''top''' level Help but instead they get back to the article they are already 
It would be better to label the tab "Article", "Page" or "Help article", not the namespace name in 
this case.
Comment 1 Purodha Blissenbach 2006-09-09 13:23:40 UTC
How the tab is labelled can be set in the MediaWiki Name space, so this is actually a 
request to alter the (english) default there.
Comment 2 Dan Li 2006-09-09 17:22:35 UTC
The relevant system message is nstab-help, and if it is to be changed, I would
suggest changing it to "Help page" (along the same lines as "Project page" and
"User page").
Comment 3 Jimmy Collins 2006-10-02 11:52:12 UTC
Renamed to "Help page" in r16730.

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