Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Archive/Two windows view for editors

Two windows view for editors

  • Problem: In Wikisource exists proofread extension, which have some bugs, but some editors use it. But not all books have scan on Commons, and for small communities is almost impossible to re-scan all those books which are in various archives and libraries. Possibility of viewing source text and wikisource page together in one display would be fine.
  • Who would benefit: Wikisource editors
  • Proposed solution: Make extension for viewing wikisource page together with external scanned page
  • More comments: Some browsers (like Vivaldi) are able to display more pages in one tab - so called stacked tabs
  • Phabricator tickets:


What would the proposed solution do that can't be duplicated by just opening two browser windows and arranging them in your screen side-by-side (or using that feature of Vivaldi)? Anomie (talk) 12:21, 1 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

This feature is only in Vivaldi, so extension will be useful for users of other browsers.
Two browsers in one screen is possible, but when user have open other programs, is it little problematic, when wants to have other tabs in browser opened, or other programs in computer.
This solution will be for every browser without limitations for other work. JAn Dudík (talk) 13:02, 2 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@JAn Dudík: When the scan is not on Commons, where would that "external scanned page" be located instead? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 12:55, 2 November 2018 (UTC)[reply],, libraries etc. JAn Dudík (talk)
In that case I would have had the same question as Anomie already. Personally I'm not convinced that a website should solve problems that a web browser or an operating system which can draw more than one application window on a screen can solve... --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 22:38, 3 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry JAn Dudík, I personally don't understand your problem with proofread page extension. In brief I stand that you the external scan images in one side view. But could please explain why you scan book not uploaded in commons or locals?? If a small community not able to scan , but how you get the scan for side view, what you are demanding? Thank you. Jayantanth (talk) 20:51, 4 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Jayantanth: We aren't scanning these texts, these texts are already scanned on some external website. e.g. Ottův slovník naučný (Q2041543) consists of 28 volumes, about 1000 pages each - why scan again when free scan exists on
For safety issues, this tool should be restricted for certain websites (url patterns), confugurable per wiki. JAn Dudík (talk) 20:26, 5 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

This will be best solved by uploading scans to Commons and using the standard Wikisource systems. For external sites, a browser or OS that supports tiled windows is best. I'll archive this proposal; hope that's okay. Sam Wilson 00:35, 15 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Note also that it's not required to re-scan works, but just upload those scans from elsewhere to Commons. Sam Wilson 00:37, 15 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]