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Bug 10499 - Go to real destination of double redirects
Go to real destination of double redirects
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5503
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-07-08 07:36 UTC by (none)
Modified: 2007-07-08 19:16 UTC (History)
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Description (none) 2007-07-08 07:36:48 UTC
Currently, if a redirect points to an other redirect, you don't go to the real page. This means that if you have a page with many redirects which must be moved, it takes a lot of time to fix them all - and this means trhat users looking for this page don't go straight to it.

My solution is simple: Allow double redirects (but not triple). This way, to move a page with redirects, you can do the following - and at all times, users looking through any redirect for this page will find it:
1) Make sure no double redirects to the page exist. (At en.wikipedia, a bot handles this on a regular basis).
2) Move the page. All redirects to the original are now double redirects - which, according to this request, should work.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-07-08 19:16:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5503 ***

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