Summary: Enabling "compare" feature between pages using the
CC: tpars...@wikimedia.org, rehman.wikime...@live.com
The summary pretty much says it all:
To enable a "compare" button (as what you see when purchasing electronics on
certain websites), which would compare the infobox fields of two separate pages
using the same infobox.
If you have two articles for two camera models, using the same "Infobox
camera", clicking the compare button would:
1. Open a new page in a new window/tab (probably a "Special:" page)
2. The new page will contain two fields (with maybe a "+" to add more), in
which you may enter the pages to compare. The first field would be pre-filled
with the page title of which the user clicked "compare". "Suggestions" could be
enabled on these fields, just like the Wikipedia Search Bar.
3. After selecting the articles, clicking "compare now" on the new page would
load a table containing: columns for each article, and rows to compare each
For those infoboxes that are not fully filled, a simple [N/A] or [No info]
could be displayed in its place, with hover-text explaining further.
This would be a really cool feature for readers...
BTW, Happy New Year 2011! :)
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