Support for redirect pages/markup
|Reported by:||Owned by:||Jonas Borgström|
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.