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Bug 2288 - Links to empty pages should show up as uncreated
Links to empty pages should show up as uncreated
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3843
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-02 01:27 UTC by Ashley Yakeley
Modified: 2005-12-23 15:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ashley Yakeley 2005-06-02 01:27:58 UTC
Currently, a link to a page that doesn't exist is rendered on the page
differently from a page that does exist. I propose that a page that exists, but
its current revision is empty, be considered an empty page when links to it are

This would allow "soft delete" whereby a page that has been emptied can be
considered "deleted", and yet its history would remain.
Comment 1 Ashley Yakeley 2005-06-02 01:29:46 UTC
I propose that a page that exists, but its current revision is empty, be
considered non-existing when links to it are rendered.
Comment 2 Dashiva 2005-06-02 01:38:57 UTC
I'd like to see this myself. With the improved stub handling (length field in page table) it shouldn't be hard to do.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-13 14:08:55 UTC
question: How this would deal with empty templates.

see bug 826 comment #2

> The workaround is to use an existing but empty template as the parameter, so the
> text becomes "{{blank_template|y|z}}", and (since Template:Blank_template
> contains no text) is rendered blank. I see no reason why this behaviour will
> ever change, as it is not a side-effect at all: the template is simply being
> included; if it contained the single letter "A", the result would be the single
> letter "A". Passing extra parameters to a template has no effect, and nor
should it.
Comment 4 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-23 06:38:55 UTC
See bug 4843.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2005-12-23 15:58:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3843 ***

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