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Bug 4498 - Creating a wikilink from permanent link
Creating a wikilink from permanent link
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
unspecified
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dav...
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Reported: 2006-01-05 22:27 UTC by David Levinson
Modified: 2006-01-06 01:03 UTC (History)
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Description David Levinson 2006-01-05 22:27:22 UTC
== Ampersands in wikilinks ==

As part of the move towards a stable version of articles, we would like to create wikilinks to particular versions of 
the article. (e.g. [[Article/Stable]] would be a redirect to a particular article version).

I can't seem to create a wikilink from the '''Permanent link''' from the link on the left side toolbox to do this. I.e.  
#REDIRECT [[permanent link]] from the /Stable ... /Stable should this be a redirect to permanent link.

To demonstrate, I tried this with [[Common Unix Printing System/Stable]] as #REDIRECT  
[[Common_Unix_Printing_System&oldid=32844867]] ... but that doesn't work, it gives this address:
[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_Unix_Printing_System%26oldid%3D32844867&action=edit 
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_Unix_Printing_System%26oldid%3D32844867&action=edit]

which implies the article isn't there, but replace %26 with & in the address bar (and delete the "&action=edit) and it 
works, giving what I want:
[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_Unix_Printing_System&oldid%3D32844867 http://
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_Unix_Printing_System&oldid%3D32844867]

i.e. there is a problem with the ampersand in the wikilink or in REDIRECT or the combination of ampersand and 
oldid= (&oldid= gets rendered in the address bar as %26oldid%3D which does not get recognized as the same 
thing).
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-05 22:38:25 UTC
INVALID, there's isn't a problem with it, you're not supposed to link to it like
that (use the URL syntax) and redirecting to specific revisions is not supported
either.
Comment 2 David Levinson 2006-01-05 23:01:26 UTC
The URL syntax is not supported in features like #REDIRECT.  There should be some way within wikipedia to 
redirect to a particular article version. This is going to be very important for article validation and stable 
versions to avoid forking. Perhaps it should be a feature request rather than a bug, but that capability should 
be in the software. How difficult is something like this to implement?

Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-01-06 01:03:25 UTC
That would not be supported in redirects. A redirect will take you to some article; what version of it you're 
looking it is a separate question.

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