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Bug 9795 - Update page links to point to new title upon page move
Update page links to point to new title upon page move
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-05-04 23:43 UTC by sspecter
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Description sspecter 2007-05-04 23:43:42 UTC
As it is now, then we move a page, all links pointing to the page do not update

I wonder why. Maybe because updating the link in all articles would spend too
processing resource?

If is that so, I suggest a solution: creating a redirect table which would
associate a link name to its moved page name. All articles requested would be
checked if it have the link changed, and if so it would be automatically updated.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-05-05 01:13:57 UTC
This is similar in intent to bug 4578. Note that there are often good reasons
*not* to do a mass update in this fashion, such as when moving a page to a
parenthesised title for disambiguation purposes. One of the reasons for
introducing redirects was to ensure that page moves could be made without
breaking all existing links; the performance hit in following a redirect is
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-06 01:00:18 UTC
This is frequently undesirable.  See [[Template:R with possibilities]]. 
Redirects exist for a reason: aliases for pages are frequently desirable. 
Suggest WONTFIX.
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2007-05-06 01:07:59 UTC
Closing this.

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