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Bug 35402 - Provide a form of incategory: which covers subcategories as well
Provide a form of incategory: which covers subcategories as well
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CirrusSearch (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 54643 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2012-03-22 09:12 UTC by Rd232
Modified: 2014-04-24 17:54 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Rd232 2012-03-22 09:12:11 UTC
It's currently possible to search incategory:X or -incategory:X, where X is a category name, to include or exclude results categorised in Category:X. However, this does not cover subcategories. This would obviously be useful, particularly on Commons where search is an important way to find media.

This could be a separate keyword, say incategorysub:X. We could also, in addition, extend incategory to specify recursion levels, with incategory:X defaulting to incategory:0:X (just the category specified - no recursion), and incategory:5:X meaning that we want to traverse 5 levels deep, and perhaps incategory:-1:X meaning the same as incategorysub:X.

Obviously, the usefulness of this feature would be enhanced by also addressing Bug 21988 (basically, providing GUI access to advanced search features).
Comment 1 Rd232 2013-04-29 15:10:35 UTC
Well it's been a year. Is there any sign of ... anything?
Comment 2 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-04-29 15:20:23 UTC
Nope :s
Comment 3 gqqnbig 2013-11-03 06:03:15 UTC
If you ever tried to code a similar function, you will understand the flexible structure of mediawiki category makes it difficulty to implement. 

One category can have multiple subcategories, and there may have a loop in a category tree(subsubsubcategory of a parent category may be the parent category).

As long as categories of mediawiki remain flexible, I belive this function will not be implemented in the near future.
Comment 4 Dan Garry 2014-02-11 01:50:00 UTC
Moving this feature request to CirrusSearch queue to be reassessed at a future date.
Comment 5 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2014-02-11 02:08:28 UTC
See also which can do this (implemented as a separate program)
Comment 6 Nik Everett 2014-02-11 02:22:46 UTC
*** Bug 54643 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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