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manual_of_style:unmanageable_matrioshka_namespaces [2016/06/02 09:45]
petike [Better alternatives to this approach]
manual_of_style:unmanageable_matrioshka_namespaces [2019/03/29 15:14] (current)
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 Unfortunately,​ this can be abused a little too much, rendering searching the wiki and especially linking to wiki pages a real hassle. Just imagine that this page, with its already long name, consisting of three rather long words, also included up to three, five, maybe even seven namespaces, and potentially more.  Unfortunately,​ this can be abused a little too much, rendering searching the wiki and especially linking to wiki pages a real hassle. Just imagine that this page, with its already long name, consisting of three rather long words, also included up to three, five, maybe even seven namespaces, and potentially more. 
  
-"​But... But... Aren't namespaces sort of like folders on ac omputer's operating system ?", you might ask in defence ​of the practice. Well, yes and no. Yes, they are this in theory. Unfortunately,​ in practice, this namespace stacking doesn'​t really function the same way as folder stacking would do on an OS. You're ultimately not putting a page into more and more subfolders. You're instead just expanding the number of namespaces in a wiki page's overall ​adress. The more namespaces you add, the longer and more complex a wiki page'​s ​adress ​becomes. And the more complex its link on the wiki.+"​But... But... Aren't namespaces sort of like folders on a computer's operating system?",​ you might ask in defense ​of the practice. Well, yes and no. Yes, they are this in theory. Unfortunately,​ in practice, this namespace stacking doesn'​t really function the same way as folder stacking would do on an OS. You're ultimately not putting a page into more and more subfolders. You're instead just expanding the number of namespaces in a wiki page's overall ​address. The more namespaces you add, the longer and more complex a wiki page'​s ​address ​becomes. And the more complex its link on the wiki.
  
-What you get as a result of that, especially if the number of additional namespaces gets increasingly absurd, is a sort of "​Namespace Matrioshka"​ page that has an overly long adress. This makes it difficult to type in its full adress ​when adding a link to it (you'​re often forced to resort to copying the link or adress ​every single time) +What you get as a result of that, especially if the number of additional namespaces gets increasingly absurd, is a sort of "​Namespace Matrioshka"​ page that has an overly long address. This makes it difficult to type in its full address ​when adding a link to it (you'​re often forced to resort to copying the link or address ​every single time) 
  
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