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Bug 2318 - Special:Allpages should mark redirects distinctly
Special:Allpages should mark redirects distinctly
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 166 5348
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Reported: 2005-06-04 09:55 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-01-15 12:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-04 09:55:26 UTC
[[Special:Allpages]] is very usefull.

It should be possible to see what is a redirect an what is a "normal" page
directly at this level.

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-06-04 22:36:58 UTC
Changing summary; italics may not be the best indicator.
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-06-04 23:37:52 UTC
See also: bug 1991 and bug 1996
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-05 00:25:51 UTC
Thanks Brion for the suggestion. I was concerned also about alphabets as ar: gu:
hi: ko: etc.

1) An alternate way to mark the redirects could be to generate two links. The
main with &purge=no and beside it an arrow → for LTR and ← for RTL wiki's with
the link to the page where the redirect is pointing two.

2) Thinking further I recalled that [[Special:DoubleRedirects]] is normaly not
included in [[Special:Specialpages]] at many wiki's. It migth be an aditional
indication to handle them differently. Many people may have problems with
"blinking". Pointing to a problem would be the correct usage.

For this seccond suggestion both performance and efforts should be considered.

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-09 19:15:48 UTC

As soon as there is an agreement about a suitable indication for redirects this
could be used also in other special pages as

[[Special:Contributions]], [[Special:Recentchanges]] and so son

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-17 09:55:42 UTC
addition to comment 4

Because redirects can be included in categories it might be a good idea to have
same "look and feel" also in the category namespace.

Benefits: Looking through a huge category users can distinguish between pages
not redirect pages and redirects.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 6 patrick.wikipedia 2005-07-16 08:19:45 UTC
where it works already.
Comment 7 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-07-18 19:59:45 UTC
see bug 2872: Redirect links on Special:Watchlist

bug 759: Distinguish redirects on the watchlist editing page
its duplicate: bug 2640: Mark redirects on watchlist edit
bug 2814: Special:Disambiguations issues (interface strings, redirects)

bug 2902: show all redirects to a page on the targets Special:Whatlinkshere if
last contains more then (limit - 500?) links
Comment 8 Niklas Laxström 2005-07-23 23:44:28 UTC
avar has committed to code to cvs that bla bla accomplishes this better than my
Marking this as fixed.
Comment 9 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-14 00:16:10 UTC
Thanks Niklas, Thanks Ævar, Thanks Rob, Thanks Rich!

from [[en:user_talk:Rich_Farmbrough]]

/*  Copy text starting after this line */

.allpagesredirect {
    font-style: italic;
    margin-left: 1em;

/*  Stop copying above this line */
Comment 10 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-25 12:45:31 UTC
updated url for 'Betawiki'
alternate url's [[wikt:special:Allpages/project:!]],
[[de:special:Allpages/project:!]] etc.

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