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Bug 8157 - Special:Unusedtemplates should not list redirects
Special:Unusedtemplates should not list redirects
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-12-05 08:53 UTC by Dominic
Modified: 2008-03-12 05:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Patch to exclude redirects (503 bytes, patch)
2007-10-09 19:00 UTC, Jelte (WebBoy)
Details

Description Dominic 2006-12-05 08:53:11 UTC
[[Special:Unusedtemplates]] currently lists unused redirects in the template
namespace, which clogs the listing and makes it less useful. For instance, in
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Unusedtemplates>,
[[Template:ActiveWiktionaries]] is included, while its target *is* used. There
is no need for any redirects to be listed at all.
Comment 1 Phil Boswell 2006-12-05 10:04:09 UTC
Would it not be better if Redirects were wrapped with a CSS-class <span/> like on 
Special:Allpages?

Then users could format or inhibit them as they wished, and it would make it easier to 
spot redundant template-redirects for culling...
Comment 2 Jelte (WebBoy) 2007-10-09 19:00:34 UTC
Created attachment 4246 [details]
Patch to exclude redirects
Comment 3 Andrew Garrett 2008-03-12 05:12:02 UTC
Better late than never, r31841.

Note that I've not implemented the suggestions of a span / url parameter. I don't think that it is at all useful for anyone to see redirects as unused templates - at least not on the same page as other unused templates.

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