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Bug 791 - Some sparse interwiki links to front pages no longer work.
Some sparse interwiki links to front pages no longer work.
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Interwiki links (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-10-27 02:46 UTC by Toby Bartels
Modified: 2012-02-20 17:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Toby Bartels 2004-10-27 02:46:15 UTC
A URL like the one above (<>) used to redirect
to (for this example) <>. The result is that one
could create an interwiki link like [[w:fr:]] (say from the French-language
Wikibooks site) to get to the main page on the French-language Wikipedia.
(Obviously this would not be appropriate for the interwiki link on the main
page, but it's a great shorthand on talk pages and user pages.)

This no longer works. Instead, <> is parsed as
a [[Bad page]] on the English-language Wikipedia. So now some links on my
various user pages are broken. And although it's not true in my case, there may
be other users using such a link (say, between two French-language sites) in a
context where the follower of the link may not even be able to read the English
text on [[w:en:Bad page]]. (The previous behaviour would never have delivered
any English-language text to such a link.)

-- ~~~
Comment 1 Toby Bartels 2004-10-27 02:55:43 UTC
That should be [[Bad title]], not [[Bad page]]. But now I notice another change:
<> breaks, whereas I'm pretty sure that it
used to redirect to <>. In any case, that would
be a good idea!

-- [[w:en:User:Toby Bartels|Toby Bartels]] (a link to a URL that breaks, you'll
notice -- <> should
redirect to <> -- but a very
natural link to make, if one doesn't think of the English-language Wikipedia as
the default Wikimedia site, and therefore is in the habit of specifying it
explicitly when it ''is'' intended)
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2012-02-20 17:10:14 UTC
I have looked at this bug again. correctly redirects to the french wikipedia. Same for [[w:fr:]].

This bug has been solved at some point during the last 8 years or so.

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