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Bug 10377 - Permanent links (oldid) break if an inexistent title is specified (incorrect existent titles work)
Permanent links (oldid) break if an inexistent title is specified (incorrect ...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-06-27 00:26 UTC by Jesse (Pathoschild)
Modified: 2007-06-27 01:02 UTC (History)
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Description Jesse (Pathoschild) 2007-06-27 00:26:37 UTC
Permanent links to a page will display the no-such-page error if the content is moved and the redirect deleted (unlike diff links; see below). Making them more permanent would greatly aid external citation of documents on Wikisource (and presumably elsewhere), and allow the community to tidy up without breaking external links.

For example, the following two links should ideally display the same content:
* working: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_How_and_Why_Library/Geography/Section_III&oldid=397759
* broken: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_How_and_Why_Library:_Geography:_Section_III&oldid=397759

Contrast this with diff links, which *are* permanent:
* working: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_How_and_Why_Library/Geography/Section_III&diff=397759
* working: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_How_and_Why_Library:_Geography:_Section_III&diff=397759
Comment 1 Jesse (Pathoschild) 2007-06-27 00:47:37 UTC
Oddly, the permanent link will work if no title is specified; maybe disabling does-title-exist checking for permanent links would work?

* broken: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_How_and_Why_Library:_Geography:_Section_III&oldid=397759
* working: http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?oldid=397759
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-27 01:01:48 UTC
People should not be deleting redirects, ever, unless they're simple vandalism.  It's completely pointless, destroys information, and says "screw you" to anyone who wants to use a Wikimedia project in a discussion, blog, post, or anything else.  This issue should not have come up.

But it is, nevertheless, fixed in r23445.

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