Right thanks for the top level info, I am going to step back and think
about this a bit.
I have tried out the Hovercards beta which provides something like
summaries and its very nice so have made a few suggestions regarding the
idea. i.e. optional explicit summary markdown for overriding implicit
summary generation behaviour. And summary types like simple and expert
summaries and accessing summaries for terms from wikctionary.
I am looking into the mechanics of whats involved in implementing both
summary markup and classification "bread crumbs" as extensions.
On 11 October 2016 at 17:17, Toby Negrin <tneg...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Aaron --
> Thanks for your interest and suggestions!
> A bit late to the thread but I thought I'd point you at the WMF's annual
> plan. The Foundation puts forward a proposal to the community in the
> March/April timeframe and after discussion it is approved by the board.
> This and the quarterly planning process are good venues for feature
> oriented discussions like some of your suggestions.
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
>  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2016-17_Q2_Goals
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 5:37 AM, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.li...@gmail.com>
>> Dear Wikipedia and MediaWiki people,
>> Hers are some suggested ideas that may allow Wikipedia and MediaWiki to
>> be organized better in the future and for the future of organizing the
>> worlds open public information.
>> *Summaries - popup summaries for pages*
>> Using automated generation of content for the title attribute on the <a>
>> tag containing a summary containing either the content from an
>> <article><header><section id="summary"> or a designated section from
>> Wikimedia markdown a popup summary could be generated for quick browsing
>> for definition of terms on hyperlinks. This would vastly aid the user
>> *Categories - bread crumb like hierarchical and cross referencing
>> categorization and navigation*
>> By creating a set of categorical navigation pages the whole of fields of
>> knowledge on Wikipedia could be categorized.
>> By having a set of clickable list of hierarchical categories displayed
>> like 'bread crumb' navigation lists under the page title the user could
>> quickly navigate this hierarchy.
>> By adding pop up menus to the separating chevrons with each subcategories
>> elements cross category navigation would be made possible.
>> Double clicking on chevrons should navigate to the categorical navigation
>> *QuickLink - Quick Link Creation*
>> selected highlighted bit of normal text to lookup a term, display its
>> summary and allow the user to confirm the generation of a new hyperlink
>> very quickly without having to edit markdown.
>> *Move towards semantic content*
>> By using new HTML elements like <article>, <section> and <header> and
>> id's and classes more of a semantic mapping of content may be established.
>> Tis maybe done incrementally and also for example by a bot auto generating
>> new summary information that maybe verified by either users or editors for
>> API's from summaries, categories, and semantic content should be made
>> More to come ...
>> Aaron Gray
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