Wikidata:Requests for comment/One vs. several sitelink-item correspondence
|An editor has requested the community to provide input on "One vs. several sitelink-item correspondence" via the Requests for comment (RFC) process. This is the discussion page regarding the issue.
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- 1 What the problem is
- 2 Possible solutions
- 2.1 Make all wikipedias have at most one page per item and one item per page
- 2.2 Allow linking a sitelink to several items
- 2.3 Create redirects in wikipedia and link those
- 2.4 Link them to one of them and hope for the best
- 2.5 Allowing use of anchored interwiki sitelinks
- 2.6 Use the old interwiki system for this type of cases
- 2.7 ????
- 2.8 Use a property
- 3 Related discussions
Use a property
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The problem to solve is that when you are reading de:Schüler, you won't know how to find anything similar in other languages, because there are only 21 sitelinks in Q48942. There are 66 sitelinks in Q48282, which is very similar. However, you will not know, that in de:Schüler you have to follow a Student blue link to find those 66 sitelinks. This could be solved with a property, let's call it "Similar to":
|Similar to (P123456789)||Q48942||Similar to (P123456789)||Q48282|
Then, Wikipedia could get the missing sitelinks from (possibly multiple) similar items and (optionally) format them differently to suggest that it is not an exact corresponence.
The idea could be extended to note the order of preference of the similar items or which of the similar items is prefered for a specific target language. Petr Matas (talk) 02:07, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
- The properties subclass of (P279) or said to be the same as (P460) can help to link the items. --Infovarius (talk) 13:17, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
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