Last modified: 2006-01-06 01:03:25 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:
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:
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
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
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?
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.