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Bug 6542 - Feature Request : customizing category list
Feature Request : customizing category list
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 491
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-04 11:05 UTC by bip
Modified: 2007-01-01 17:13 UTC (History)
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Description bip 2006-07-04 11:05:59 UTC
Category is great function to summarize infomations from other pages, but
sometime users needs more that just title in summary.
Just for example :
  - Automated comparison between contents of a category.
  - Highlight some information in title
  - ...

This extension can be easy build by adding a other parameter to Category tag
like sort function.
With a such optional second parameter for title replacement in category, editor
can build custom summary which enhances greatly category function.

With this function, a custom summary can be easily realized by a specific model
integrated into pages of the category :
  [[Category:customsummary | {{{name}}} | {{customitem {{{name}}} | {{{info}}} }}

Comment 1 Matthew Flaschen 2007-01-01 09:28:31 UTC
A simpler way to implement this would be a single optional caption parameter
after the the sort key.  Thus,

[[Category:People|Smith, John|John Smith - American author]]

would display "John Smith - American author" in the category listing, but it
would sort using Smith, John.

If there's no caption parameter:

[[Category:People|Nye, Bill]]

MediaWiki should use the article name (Bill Nye).
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-01-01 17:13:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 491 ***

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