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Special page listing broken section anchors
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Description

Author: thomas.diesler

Description:

My Page

foo

My Section

bar

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

Please add a special page that discovers broken section anchors.

Relates to: http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8928


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

Details

Reference
bz8955

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 9:31 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz8955.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Feb 12 2007, 8:29 AM
brion added a comment.Feb 13 2007, 7:13 PM

Not much point to this; would require changes to database structure for an
extremely fragile interface, not worth the effort.

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 9106 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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
direction...

ayg wrote:

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?

brion added a comment.Jun 20 2007, 2:51 PM

This wouldn't even work -- you don't know whether that was an id or a section or what.

thomas.diesler wrote:

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)

brion added a comment.Jun 20 2007, 3:40 PM

They're not particularly useless. They'll still get you to the page.

ayg wrote:

(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.

Retro added a subscriber: Retro.May 15 2019, 10:34 AM