Make adding page numbers to {{cite book}} more efficient
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Description

Current process (in Firefox, at least):

  1. Insert citation using Citoid.
  2. Edit citation.
  3. Scroll to end.
  4. Click 'Add more information'.
  5. Find 'Page' and add it.
  6. It auto-scrolled to the very top of the dialog. Scroll back down to where the Page parameter is located.
  7. Type in the page number.
  8. Save changes.

Desired process: Extract the page number from the books.google link and insert it automagically for me.

Second-favorite process (necessary for ISBNs or other URLs): You know it's {{cite book}}, so request a page number when I submit it.

Third-choice process: Always insert the page parameter, or at least display it (empty) in the list of parameters when I edit the citation after inserting what Citoid gave me.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 14 2015, 8:24 AM

Second-favorite process (necessary for ISBNs or other URLs): You know it's {{cite book}}, so request a page number when I submit it.

So… add "page" to the recommended list of fields for the template on enwiki?

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Aug 25 2015, 7:28 PM

pages is already "suggested" in the TemplateData.

When you add a template via the citoid service, or when you edit a pre-existing one that does not contain the suggested parameter, the empty-but-suggested parameters are not displayed.

Here's a screenshot of what happens. {{Cite book}} at en.wp has one required and seven suggested parameters. And when you open it, you see a total of four. The four un-used suggested parameters, including pages, are not present.

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Oct 28 2015, 4:02 PM

Got the same remark on it.wiki today.

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