Show number of items on Whatlinkshere if less than limit value
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Description

It would be to useful to show the number of items displayed on Special:WhatLinksHere if it is less than the limit value (in other words, all appearing on a single page).

E.g. when limit=50, if 35 results are returned, display "Showing 35 results."

Note: this isn't quite the same as #4394.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4394
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6424

Details

Reference
bz42357
bzimport set Reference to bz42357.
Scott created this task.Nov 22 2012, 12:39 PM

Bug 4394, even.

The actual limit on the number of results which are shown is something of a moving target because of bug [[bug 42357]], at least when redirects are shown.

Bug 6424, actually ;)

Adding:

$('div#mw-content-text').html($('div#mw-content-text').html().replace(/previous [\d,]* \| next [\d,]*/, 'showing all ' + $('ul#mw-whatlinkshere-list li').length + ' results'));

to my [[Special:MyPage/common.js]] works for me. Of course, you could add some formatting in there if you were so inclined...

Technical13 added a comment.EditedFeb 24 2014, 1:15 AM
/* show result count if all results are shown on one page */
if ( $( 'div#mw-content-text' ).html().search( /previous [\d,]* \|  next [\d,]*/ ) !== -1 ) {
   var allPagesReplace = 'showing ';
    if ( $( 'ul#mw-whatlinkshere-list li' ).length === 1 ) {
        allPagesReplace += 'the only ';
    } else if ( $( 'ul#mw-whatlinkshere-list li' ).length > 1 ) {
        allPagesReplace += 'all ' + $( 'ul#mw-whatlinkshere-list li' ).length;
    }
    allPagesReplace += ' result';
    if( $( 'ul#mw-whatlinkshere-list li' ).length > 1 ) {
        allPagesReplace += 's';
    }
   $( 'div#mw-content-text' ).html( $( 'div#mw-content-text' ).html().replace( /previous [\d,]* \|  next [\d,]*/g, allPagesReplace ) );
}

Is the anal retentive version...
Can be loaded locally on enwp with:
importScript( 'User:Technical 13/Scripts/Gadget-pageCount.js' );// [[User:Technical 13/Scripts/Gadget-pageCount]]

or globally on any other mw site with:
mw.loader.load( 'en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Technical 13/Scripts/Gadget-pageCount.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' );[[User:Technical 13/enwpScripts]]

Since this can be done very easily with JavaScript, closing as WORKSFORME

Userscripts aren't a valid solution.

Change 127866 had a related patch set uploaded by Gerrit Patch Uploader:
Show number of displayed pages on WhatLinksHere

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/127866

Why not just change ul to ol?

(In reply to Niklas Laxström from comment #9)

Why not just change ul to ol?

No opinion, but ol would be more noisy.

(In reply to Nemo from comment #10)

(In reply to Niklas Laxström from comment #9)
> Why not just change ul to ol?

No opinion, but ol would be more noisy.

Maybe the person who requested this could comment on that. If not, would it be better to display the count above the list?

Scott added a comment.Apr 28 2014, 5:51 PM

(In reply to PiRSquared17 from comment #8)

Demo: http://pirsquared-dev.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Cake

I may be missing something here but this demo doesn't appear to be a demo of my request. If it were, it would say "showing 5 results"....

(In reply to Nemo from comment #10)

(In reply to Niklas Laxström from comment #9)
> Why not just change ul to ol?

No opinion, but ol would be more noisy.

I've just tried switching WhatLinksHere's standard output to an ol on a 50-item result list and it is very noisy - plus kind of confusing if you don't know that the results are displayed in order of creation. I don't think it would be much of an inprovement.

Ainali added a subscriber: Ainali.May 26 2015, 6:06 AM
Scott added a comment.Mar 3 2016, 5:46 PM

Is the patch attached to this still valid?

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMar 3 2016, 5:46 PM

Change 127866 had a related patch set uploaded (by Glaisher):
Show number of displayed pages on WhatLinksHere

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/127866

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