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Bug 8112 - RFE: automatic category sort
RFE: automatic category sort
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-01 10:56 UTC by Paul Pogonyshev
Modified: 2011-09-11 03:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Paul Pogonyshev 2006-12-01 10:56:20 UTC
It would be great if MediaWiki could sort categories page belongs too
automatically.  For instance, on Wikipedia, it would make sense to sort
Category:Wikipedia:... after all "normal" categories.  Or sort overly generic
categories (like "All movies") after more specific and interesting ones.  Many
templates put articles to certain categories, so it is often impossible to sort
by hands.

A possible solution would be to assign a priority to all categories (changable
on category page) and sort using this categories.  It would make sense to assign
different default priorities to categories in different namespaces.
Comment 1 Paul Pogonyshev 2006-12-01 10:57:16 UTC
I meant "sort using this priorities", of course.
Comment 2 MZMcBride 2011-05-15 03:36:56 UTC
You may not resolve bugs, particularly as "wontfix," without an explanation. Re-opening.
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2011-09-11 03:39:29 UTC
Is this still something wanted given that Wikipedia:blah categories are now hidden with __HIDDENCAT__? If so, is it highly wanted?

(In theory this isn't all that hard to implement, just add a parser func {{#catpriority:5}} which stores in page_props, and then is queried in OutputPage::addCategoryLinks. However it seems a little bloaty of a feature. Maybe could be done in an extension with the OutputPageMakeCategoryLinks hook (might require an extra query though)

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