Cookbook:Feature requests/Recipe attributes

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I've been navigating around Cookbook and I find it is not scalable. Recipe lists will get (I expect) too long to display on a single page and navigating just by one category or alphabetically just wont do it. Mantaining these lists is just not a requisite and recipes could just be hanging there.

As a Sourceforge and Freshmeat user, I found their way of browsing much more easy. A project has specific attributes and you can browse/filter by them. You don't have to add it to the different indexes, it is just there.

A recipe could have specific attributes like ingredients, time to cook, region, type of food, calories, etc. With an automatic indexing system, it would be automatically linked on every category under the attribute specified. This would avoid mantainance time of index pages and maximize search capabilities.

Searching would by as easy as browsing by region (for example, Asian --> Chinese --> Cantonese) and filtering by ingredient (for example, all that have the ingredient Rice and doesn't have Tuna) and by time to cook (for example, less than 30 minutes).

I don't know if wikimedia can do it, but it would be really cool.

--SamSam 20:25, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Its being worked on in the form of Metadata for not just the cookbook but for Mediawiki sites in general. It was discussed at Wikimania 2005 but I'm not sure how far it has come. For now, try to follow a standard way of identifing these attributes, as it will make the eventual conversion easier. Luke Bales 15:02, 1 November 2005 (UTC)