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Bug 3744 - Lists and comparisons
Lists and comparisons
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-19 13:49 UTC by Brian Jason Drake
Modified: 2008-03-24 20:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brian Jason Drake 2005-10-19 13:49:24 UTC
Lists and comparisons can have duplicate data. Consider 
[[en:List of BitTorrent clients]] and [[en:List of 
applications supporting BitTorrent]]. All the information 
on the first page is on the second page, but under the 
current system, the data is stored twice. Also, on the 
first page, some clients belong in more than one section - 
more duplication.

With duplication, checks and updates are harder and it is 
easier for data to become outdated.

We might want to look further, like the individual 
clients' articles' categories.
Comment 1 River Tarnell 2005-10-19 13:51:13 UTC
i don't understand the relation of this bug to mediawiki.  do you want to propose some 
extension to the category system? 
Comment 2 Brian Jason Drake 2005-10-22 06:52:36 UTC
Yes, but I also want to propose a feature to extract a 
list from other information, such as [[en:Comparison of 
applications supporting BitTorrent]].
Comment 3 Brian Jason Drake 2005-10-22 06:54:13 UTC
A category is just a list so the extension to the 
category system would build upon this capability to 
extract lists.
Comment 4 Chad H. 2008-03-24 20:10:54 UTC
Not a real bug. Suggest, will probably help best.

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