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Bug 9368 - MediaWiki should automatically deal with loop links
MediaWiki should automatically deal with loop links
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-22 09:41 UTC by Jason Spiro
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jason Spiro 2007-03-22 09:41:21 UTC
IMO, MediaWiki should automatically do something to get rid of loop links
(self-links through redirects).  I don't know what it should do though.

* Maybe MediaWiki should change loop links to plain unlinked bold text when the
user clicks Save Page after editing?

* Or maybe the parser should simply display loop links as plain unlinked bold text?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-03-22 14:05:45 UTC
If this were done, see also bug 1711.
Comment 2 ais523 2007-03-22 15:34:57 UTC
The first option is unsatisfactory; see the enwiki template [[Template:R from 
possibilities]]; for instance an article about [[C (programming language)]] might 
want to legitimately link to [[C99 standard]], but on enwiki at the moment this is a 
looped link, and therefore useless. Displaying the self-link as bold is fine and an 
improvement on the current situation, but transforming the selflink automatically is 
a bad idea as it could seriously mess up the article in these cases (especially if 
vandals exploited the behaviour, which is possible).
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-03-26 23:23:48 UTC
This may or may not add a (smallish) performance hit when rendering links.

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