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Red links to templates should be in class "error"
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Author: rene.kijewski

Currently you have to use #ifexist to test if a given template exists. But it would be quite more easy and intuitive to simply wrap the actual call in #iferror without any further branches.

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Severity: enhancement



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rene.kijewski wrote:

I think it had to be changed in line 02969 (next to "# If the title is valid but undisplayable, make a link to it") of includes/parser/Parser.php (r41837):

  • $text = "[[:$titleText]]";

+ $text = "[[:$titleText|<span class=\"error\">$titleText</span>]]";

or something alike.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

Don't redlinks already have a class? If so, do we want to add another one/replace it?

<a href="..." class="new" title="Template:Doesn'texist (does not exist)">Template:Doesn'texist</a>

Hmm, the semantics of 'error' and 'new' are quite different IMO. wrote:

The error class is for just that, messages indicating an unambiguous error in page rendering. There is nothing necessarily wrong with a redlink; it's entirely possible that that was the intention. WONTFIX.