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Bug 7278 - mechanism for providing tooltips/definitions on linked pages
mechanism for providing tooltips/definitions on linked pages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 503
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 7845 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-09 16:49 UTC by Austin Godber
Modified: 2010-12-30 19:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Austin Godber 2006-09-09 16:49:18 UTC
I was using wikipedia and thought it would be useful if when hovering over an
internal link (one that points back to wikipedia) that there was some way to
provide a brief definition or description of the target page.  

So, for instance, I am looking at the Macrophage article and I see a link to the
Monocyte article.  When I hover my mouse over the link it says "Monocyte".  This
isn't tremendously useful.  I know that the author of the Macrophage page could
specify the tool tip, but it would be more convenient if there were a way to
define a generic tool tip in the Monocyte page, that provides a brief
description that will appear as a tool tip in any page that links to it.  Thus
saving the linking pages author the effort of reproducing content from the
linked to page.  I suppose it should be overridable by the linking author.

My apologies if I have overlooked this feature.  I have never seen it used.
Comment 1 Dan Li 2006-09-09 17:27:03 UTC
[[WP:POPUP]] is close to what you are looking for, although allowing authors to
specify a tooltip on, in your case, the Monocyte page, would be even better IMHO.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-09-10 11:50:18 UTC
The tooltip is the full page title.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-09 03:26:02 UTC
*** Bug 7845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Chad H. 2010-12-30 19:07:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 503 ***

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