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  2. MDL-25694

Glossary: Autolink should include an disambiguation whenever multiple entries exist.

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Glossary
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      15124

      Description

      The glossary module can be configured to allow multiple entries. This can be useful e.g. if you have a glossary for mathematics where should be distinguished between - for example - addition in analysis or geometry.

      So my idea would be to implement a disambiguation (for example like in wikipedia) based on categories. But here a step for step guide.

      • Create two categories "Analysis" and "Geometry" in your glossary
      • Add a new entry called "Addition" to your glossary (don't forget to activate site-wide autolinking), only search for full terms and the search should be case-sensitive. Add a sample text like "This explains addition in a analysis-context." and add the entry to the category "Analysis".
      • Add a second entry also called "Addition" with the same options like the other entry. Add a different sample text like "This explains addition in a geometry-context" and add this one to the category "Geometry".
      • Now create a forums post or a new glossary entry of your choice containing "Addition".

      What happens:

      • If you click on the "Addition"-Autolink in this post or glossary-entry, there opens a popup (if you have AJAX enabled) or a new page, containing the second (latest) entry with the name "Addition". Moodle simply ignores the first entry named "Addition".

      What should happen in my point of view:

      • If you click on the "Addition"-Autolink there should open a page or popup asking for the right entry in a "wikipedia-way". For example:

      ----------

      There are several entries for "Addition". Please choose the right one for you.
      Addition (Analysis)
      Addition (Geometry)

      ----------

      And of course the page should be offering links to all entries with the correct name.

      Thanks in advance, if you have further questions, feel free to ask!

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - This issue was assigned to me automatically, however I will not be able to work on this issue in the immediate future. In order to create a truer sense of the state of this issue and to allow other developers to have chance to become involved, I am removing myself as the assignee of this issue. For more information, see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Changes_to_issue_assignment
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          Tim Hunt added a comment -

          This looks like a duplicate of MDL-9045

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          Tim Hunt added a comment - This looks like a duplicate of MDL-9045

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