consistency of page names

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Separate page is called Bring Your Own Technology and contains the definition and the acronym..

When you use the acronym on another page you put this [[definition_page|acronym]] eg [[Bring Your Own Technology|BYOT]] which will display as BYOT.

You add the acronym to the glossary.

You add the full term to the glossary as embedded text using {{:definition_page}} eg {{:bring Your Own Technology}}</nowiki}}

PeterT00:24, 30 November 2012

Thank you Peter. I will play around and see.

HimalayanYati10:42, 30 November 2012

I have been playing around with both the glossary, acronyms and how to reference articles.


  • Glossary - the ICT and Information Communication Technology entries for example, which link to
Information and Communication Technology


PeterT11:04, 30 November 2012

I think what I am confused about is not about linking 'article or definition page' to other related pages, as you have shown above, but about how category hierarchy works. For example, when I assign an acronym (e.g. BYOT) page to Glossary Category, I can see BYOT listed under the Glossary category but not Bring Your Own Technology even though BYOT page is linked to the Bring Your Own Technology page with {{:Bring Your Own Technology}}</nowiki}} tag. But when I add 'Glossary' tag to 'definition/article page (e.g., Bring Your Own Technology), I see Bring Your Own Technology as well as BYOT listed under the Glossary category. Also if we are to assign acronyms to Glossary category, then do we need Acronyms category as a subcategory of Glossary?

HimalayanYati12:11, 30 November 2012

Something only gets listed on a category page if the [[Category:category_name]]</nowiki]] is included at the end of the page. This includes embedding a page which includes the category listing. To be honest I don't fully understand the difference between <nowiki>{{page name}} and {{:page name}}</ nowiki> -perhaps things to explore in our next team meeting. In the meantime I suggest NOT using category tags for acronyms or definitions. Simply manually list them on the Glossary pager. I wouldn't have a separate acronym page either - just one manually created glossary page.

PeterT02:56, 2 December 2012