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Bug 4763 - Redirect does not work while in template with parameter
Redirect does not work while in template with parameter
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1575
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!
: 61791 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-26 19:08 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2014-07-10 00:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Danny B. 2006-01-26 19:08:48 UTC
Wanted to make "Template:Redir" like this:

#REDIRECT [[{{{1}}}]] [[Category:Redirects - {{{2|All}}}]]

to be called eg. on page "Kg":


to categorize redirects and allowing writing of redirect in much shorter and
more intuitive form.

The page Kg is rendered with ordered list though such as:

1. #REDIRECT [[Kilogram]]
Categories: Redirects - Abbreviation

The general problem: redirect itself is sometime rendered as ordered list before
recaching, which confuses people, who try to rewrite it again. That produces
unnecessary mess in RC list.

Question: Why redirect is not rendered properly while being used as described above?
Suggestion for general problem: Changing of syntax. eg. %REDIRECT [[...]]% or
__REDIRECT__ [[...]] or whatever else what can't be mixed with other current syntax.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-26 20:33:43 UTC
Redirects are static. Please don't abuse templates like this; it's not meant to 
work, it doesn't work, it's a waste of time. If it did work it would be fragile 
and cause things to break when they're tweaked or the software changes.

Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-26 20:51:05 UTC
REOPENing and marking as duplicate of
Bug 1575: #REDIRECT with transcluded string does not redirect
having also another duplicate
Bug 1685: Template name as redirect
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-26 20:51:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1575 ***
Comment 4 Chad H. 2014-07-10 00:02:56 UTC
*** Bug 61791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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