Last modified: 2007-08-14 20:11:47 UTC

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Bug 10918 - Redirects redirecting to self
Redirects redirecting to self
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-14 14:28 UTC by とある白い猫
Modified: 2007-08-14 20:11 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description とある白い猫 2007-08-14 14:28:15 UTC
When a page links to itself (aka "[[Pagename]]" in Pagename article) it renders as boldified plain text rather than a link.

When a redirect links to itself (aka "#REDIRECT [[Pagename]]" in Pagename article) it redirects to the page prompting double redirect fixes (since it calls itself an infinite amount of times)

A self redirect should simply display a boldified plain text and should not prompt a double redirect fix.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-08-14 20:02:25 UTC
Analogy does not hold; a page redirecting to itself is fundamentally broken *even worse* than a double redirect (where you can click on through, probably), whereas a page which happens to have a link to itself remains usable in all other respects.

It makes perfect sense for broken redirects in this sense to be shown up for maintenance along with the others.
Comment 2 とある白い猫 2007-08-14 20:11:47 UTC
The bots cannot handle something linking to itself. It should be a different log as its solution is fundamentally different (a self redirect is probably going to get deleted).

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