Last modified: 2010-12-30 19:07:57 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.
[[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.
The tooltip is the full page title.
*** Bug 7845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 503 ***