There have been several requests about getting [[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:HotCat | HotCat ]] with Content Translation. One is [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:T36frr6tzcmyaplz&topic_showPostId=t439anvul9tkdc50#flow-post-t439anvul9tkdc50 | here ]] and I recall there was one during one of our video sessions.
# Proposed solution
Considering that [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation/V2 | version 2 of Content Translation ]] allows users to add any category (T188615), we can extend the initial auto-complete suggestions to include categories based on HotCat.
Considering this integrates an external tool we may want to make sure that:
- CX won't break if HotCat is not available or when errors happen in the process of getting the suggestions.
- The time delay does not produce options displayed to jump (which may cause click errors). Preloading the data, a time threshold to show all suggestions at once, or adding new ones to the bottom can be some options to avoid these issues.
- Duplicate options are not shown.