MDC Wikiの Disambiguation は 2 つ以上の違うトビック記事の"自然な"タイトルが重なってしまう場合のあいまいさを解決します。

wiki内で書かれるすべてのページには一意的なタイトルが必要です。 理論的には2つのページでタイトルが同じになることがあり、この場合には問題が起きます。 例えば、 indexOf はJavaScriptの String と Array 両方のオブジェクトのメソッドです。

注記: 次の方針の内容は最初の記述とは変更されています。

Like Wikipedia, we differentiate between pages by placing qualifiers in parentheses after the main title (ie: "Mercury (planet)"). Users looking for information on "indexOf", however, will likely come to Devmo and type "indexOf" into the search box. The search will return results for all pages that contain "indexOf", which could eventually become somewhat unweildy, given that it will show up in titles, articles, tutorials, code samples, and references throughout the wiki. In order to help readers more easily find what they're looking for, we have started to add disambiguation pages to the wiki.


曖昧さ回避ページは 2 つ以上のページの間での曖昧さを解決する為にのみ作成する必要があります。


Disambiguation pages are hand-crafted by our editors to link to all of the various pages that a reader may be looking for when they search for a particular ambiguous term. They allow readers to quickly scan the list of ambiguous pages and choose the one they actually want.

To create a disambiguation page, simply create a page whose title is the ambiguous term, for example indexOf.

What to include in a disambiguation page

When first creating a disambiguation page, you need to do two things:

Short introductory line

Add a short introductory line to the top of the page, such as "indexOf is a Method of various JavaScript objects:", "indexOf is used in various ways:", or, most simply, "indexOf can mean many things:".

The "disambig" template

Add the disambig template at the bottom of the page. This inserts a standard note and the Disambiguation category.

Linked list of ambiguous page titles

Then simply add a linked list of the ambiguous page titles, with a short summary for each. I'll refer you to the indexOf disambiguation page for examples.

If a list of linked titles and summaries becomes unweildy, you are welcome to organize the list by dividing it up into logical sections or groupings.

Best Practices

  1. Disambiguation pages should only link to pages that currently exist within the wiki.
  2. Do not link to other pages in the summaries in a disambiguation page. For example, do not do this: "indexOf - method for the String object in JavaScript". Just leave it as "indexOf - method for the String object in JavaScript". Extraneous links serve no purpose on a disambiguation page.
  3. Shorten the link title, if necessary, to the term being disambiguated. Rather than linking to JavaScript/ Reference:Objects:String:indexOf, use the alt-text facility to shorten it to indexOf.
  4. Disambiguation pages are not intended for games of "free association". Please use them carefully and only when needed.

After you create a disambiguation page, click the "What links here" link to see if any existing page link to your new disambiguation page. If there are pages linking directly to the disambiguation page, please go to those pages and change the links, where possible, so they point at the correct page within the wiki.

For example, if a page talking about the JavaScript String object's indexOf method links to the indexOf disambiguation page, that link should be changed so it points directly at the JavaScript/ Reference:Objects:String:indexOf page.

If you are creating a disambiguation page that will involve moving an existing page, click, click on "What links here" to find all the pages that link to the page you are about to move. Make sure those pages are fixed or that they won't be adversely affected before you do the move.

A code of honor for creating disambiguation pages is to fix all of the links involved.

If you need help or have questions

If you're not sure how to name or disambiguate a page, please email Deb Richardson or ask on the devmo-general mailing list.

Alternately, pop into IRC on the irc.mozilla.org server and ask someone in the #devmo channel.

For more information

The Wikipedia Disambiguation page outlines their policies and approaches. Note that our policies do not match precisely.