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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#3604 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Support for redirect pages/markup

Reported by: neilc@… Owned by: Jonas Borgström
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Component: wiki system Version: devel
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Description

I think a useful feature would be the ability to define "redirect pages": pages in the wiki that are implemented merely as redirects to another page.

The need for redirects arises when a page is deleted or renamed, and you don't want to orphan any links that may exist to the old page's name. Another use is for a single wiki page that describes multiple related subjects, or for a page name with several comment variants (for example, the plural of the page's name).

I find people often create wiki pages that are effectively manual redirections: they just say "See ThisOtherPage for more information." This feature would just be automatic support for these sorts of pages. A wiki page would have a set of aliases — pages that redirect to the page. Mediawiki implements this by a special markup tag, but that's not the only way to go.

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comment:1 by Christian Boos, 13 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

There are related tickets: see #976 for the original request for this. I think that it would be possible to write a Redirect macro, but some support has to be added in the core so that it's easily possible to edit the page that contains the redirection.

See also how MoinMoin handles this.

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