Last modified: 2011-05-15 00:48:00 UTC
The "What links here" special page is very useful. It will be even more useful
for navigating back to previous pages during maintenance/editing if there was a
short pulldown at the top of the page that let you select a page to return to.
The problem is that after editing a page the browser "back" button gets you to
the edit window instead of the referring page. For large pages and slow
connections, this can be a pain. You can use the "what links here" page to
return to your original referring page, but that's a multi-step process. If
there was a pulldown menu toward the top of the page, then you could just select
it there for most pages. This pulldown would be most logically right-justified
on the same line where the navigation path is left-justified. To keep it short,
it might be best to limit the pulldown to the top 5 or 10 most recently modified
or frequently referenced pages.
I don't understand what you're asking here. What page(s) would the pull-down
menu be on? What would it contain?
Browsers I know have such a menu built into or close to their back (and forward) button.
Created attachment 2216 [details]
Mocked-up screen-grab of the feature
This is a rough mock-up of what this RFE might provide. A pull-down menu with
"what links here".
> I don't understand what you're asking here. What page(s) would the
> pull-down menu be on? What would it contain?
I'm mostly using the MediaWiki for an intranet application. There are
lots of nested pages:
[[Foo]] --> [[Foo/Bar]] --> [[Foo/Bar/Baf]]
The RFE is asking for the "What Links Here" pulldown to be available on all
pages where it makes sense. Attached is a doctored screengrab of an example.
This is a "nice to have" feature, and may not make sense based on the overhead
of generating and populating the pull-down. The browser back button pull-down
is useful, but doesn't do the same thing. Please let me know if that doesn't
make sense or you'd like more information.
Ah, I see. I expect that would require an extra query for every page load,
unless what-links-here is cached (which I doubt). That's until we get Ajax in
MediaWiki, anyway. So probably not going to be a default option in standard
MediaWiki, but you can always hope. :) Or you could write an extension, if you
like, for your own use at least.
Do it in popups or something
But really, this is a useless idea