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Bug 8955 - Special page listing broken section anchors
Special page listing broken section anchors
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: schema-change
Depends on:
Blocks: 16561 10310
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Reported: 2007-02-12 08:29 UTC by Thomas Diesler
Modified: 2009-02-14 16:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Thomas Diesler 2007-02-12 08:29:24 UTC
== My Page ==


=== My Section ===


[[My Page#My Section]] will break if "My Section" is renamed

Please add a special page that discovers broken section anchors.

Relates to:
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-02-13 19:13:02 UTC
Not much point to this; would require changes to database structure for an
extremely fragile interface, not worth the effort.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-02-25 21:13:19 UTC
*** Bug 9106 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Phil Boswell 2007-02-26 12:26:13 UTC
This is the kind of thing which is much better served by the toolserver, if and when 
it ever catches up ;-) Maybe the original poster could redirect his request in that 
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-19 22:15:17 UTC
I don't know, I could see the value to this.  It's added info in the schema that could be useful for plenty of things.  It's pretty annoying to follow a broken link, and if such links are fragile, that's all the more reason to add the ability to maintain them.  Could this be reconsidered?
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-06-20 14:51:39 UTC
This wouldn't even work -- you don't know whether that was an id or a section or what.
Comment 6 Thomas Diesler 2007-06-20 14:59:43 UTC
Instead of resolving this issue as invalid, it would probably be better to propose a solution that would actually work. As it is now section links are pretty useless especially if the wiki is in its early stages of development (i.e. not stable)
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2007-06-20 15:40:57 UTC
They're not particularly useless. They'll still get you to the page.
Comment 8 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-20 21:53:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> This wouldn't even work -- you don't know whether that was an id or a section
> or what.

Ah, that's true.  You could search the rendered page for a matching id, but that would be rather awkward (since you'd have to parse it . . . which I guess you would regardless due to templates).  However, that issue doesn't apply to bug 10310, so I'll reopen that separately for consideration.

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