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#ifexist: produces an entry in links list
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Description

If there is a call of #ifexist: function, then the page that's existance is checked appears in links list, irrespectively to whether it exists or not. It is not important in most cases, but it produces many links and makes [[Special:Wantedpages]] look very ugly when used in "popular" templates.

Source code calling #ifexist may be found at http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kalan/00?action=raw .


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: http://ru.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=links&titles=user:kalan/00
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12019

Details

Reference
bz10857

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.
bzimport set Reference to bz10857.
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Kalan created this task.Aug 9 2007, 12:34 PM
brion added a comment.Aug 9 2007, 1:05 PM

Indeed it does, this is necessary for proper link update behavior.

robchur wrote:

A previous discussion on IRC involving myself and Tim (and to some extent, Brion and Domas) led to the conclusion that it might be possible to indicate when a link has produced a visible effect on a page, but we agreed this was not a high priority.

(In reply to comment #2)

A previous discussion on IRC involving myself and Tim (and to some extent,
Brion and Domas) led to the conclusion that it might be possible to indicate
when a link has produced a visible effect on a page, but we agreed this was
not a high priority.

This is being tracked by bug 12019.