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Special:MyLanguage should be a valid redirect target
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Someone on Commons was complaining that you can't make redirects of the form #REDIRECT[[Special:mylanguage/foo]]

It seems like it would be nice to allow this.

I think the best way to go about doing something like this would be to add a method to SpecialPage class that subclasses can override. It could return self::REDIRECT_NOT_ALLOWED if never allowed (e.g. Special:userlogout, everything in $wgInvalidRedirectTargets), self::REDIRECT_AUTO which would do whatever $wgDisableHardRedirects is set to, and self::REDIRECT_ALWAYS which would always allow redirects.

Only downside is that the "redirected from" text would be missing, for these types of redirects, but I don't think that should stop us from allowing them.

Thoughts?


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Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 22 2014, 1:52 AM
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Bawolff created this task.Jun 15 2013, 2:36 AM

Request is reasonable. I think a such feature request should be created in core and added as blocker for this.

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