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FS#39668 - {wiki} Enable subpage feature in the Main namespace

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jakub Klinkovský (lahwaacz) - Friday, 28 March 2014, 23:59 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Sunday, 24 July 2016, 05:43 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 5
Private No

Details

MediaWiki has a subpage feature [1], but on ArchWiki it is disabled in the Main namespace (this is the default behaviour) and enabled on talk pages and user pages (and possibly on others too, we don't know because of  FS#35545  [2]). There is no reason why the Main namespace should behave differently, so the subpage feature should be enabled also therein.
The configuration is described in [3]; of course if  FS#35545  had been implemented, we could provide the necessary patch.

Background:
Wikipedia describes [4], that they originally used subpages, but then switched to the disambiguation system, which probably lead to disabling subpages by default. ArchWiki does not use disambiguations, and in fact makes use of subpages already (see for example [5], but technically they are not subpages). This has been discussed on ArchWiki, see [6].

Effects:
Full description is given in [1], the most visible changes are relative links using the normal double square brackets notation and automatic breadcrumb links appearing at the top of the subpage, linking to each parent page that exists.

[1]: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Subpages
[2]: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/35545
[3]: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages
[4]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Subpages#History_of_subpages
[5]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special%3APrefixIndex&prefix=Beginners%27+Guide&namespace=0
[6]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Help_talk:Style#Slashes_in_titles
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Sunday, 24 July 2016, 05:43 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  https://git.archlinux.org/vhosts/wiki.ar chlinux.org.git/commit/?id=c20bddf2d35e5 d9185262a46fda7ca91a4eade0c

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