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Bug 9429 - Outdated expressions preceeding numeric IDs in Definition: page titles may be confusing.
Outdated expressions preceeding numeric IDs in Definition: page titles may be...
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
WikiLexicalData/OmegaWiki (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-27 23:44 UTC by Roger Sperberg
Modified: 2014-03-10 13:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Roger Sperberg 2007-03-27 23:44:05 UTC
I went to Omegawiki and searched for "ear"

When I got to that page (after the diambiguation page), the heading read:

DefinedMeaning:who (5510)

instead of DefinedMeaning:ear

All of the definitions and synonyms/translations were for "ear".

There's a screen capture of what I saw here:

This duplicated behavior I experienced earlier today. In that instance, I first
searched for and edited the "mouth" page, then searched for and edited the
"nose" page. However, when I was on the page with the "mouth" definitions, it
had a different heading, and when I was on the page with the "nose" definitions,
the heading was
DefinedMeaning:mouth (5471)

This took place this morning. The log says the time was 13:24.

This morning I was using Firefox This evening, I was using IE ver 7.0
(7.0.5730.11.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316CO), on Win XP SP2.
Comment 1 Roger Sperberg 2007-03-28 00:56:59 UTC
Hm-m. It seems like a bug to me, and I don't see reference to it here. But a
note at Omegawiki indicates this is known behavior, so I guess this is a false

Comment 2 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-10-20 21:51:24 UTC
The id of the DM for "ear" with definition "The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea." is "who (5510)". I can see how this is confusing, but it is not a bug. DM ids cannot be renamed.
Comment 3 Purodha Blissenbach 2014-03-10 13:57:40 UTC
Reopening since this annoying and confusing "feature" should imho dissapear.

Actually, when linking to "Definition:something_(numeric-id)", the "something" part is required but irrelevant, and can even be empty. What appears on the final page, is also pretty irrelevant. It reflects a piece of edit history.

So, we should find page titles better suited for human consumption on the long run.

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