VisualEditor: Have the link inspector inform users if they're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page, or reinserting the same link
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Ironholds created this task.Via LegacyJun 26 2013, 4:09 PM
Nicolas_Raoul added a comment.Via ConduitJun 27 2013, 8:50 AM

I agree for disambiguation pages.

But I believe creating a wikilink to a redirect page is OK. For instance linking to "HTC Super3" even though it is actually a redirect to "HTC Super".

Ironholds added a comment.Via ConduitJun 27 2013, 11:34 AM

Sure; I don't think we're saying it shouldn't /let/ the user, merely that it should inform the user.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 10 2013, 4:13 PM
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kaldari added a comment.Via ConduitJul 15 2013, 8:54 PM

This has been implemented in the old editor (WikiEditor). See for the implementation details. It should be easy to add this feature to VisualEditor as well.

PEarleyWMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 15 2013, 11:42 PM

This has come up in a discussion about surging numbers of dablinks being noticed by the dab project. If VE is the source for this uptick, we should think about getting this fix in sooner rather than later.

Discussion on en.:

kaldari added a comment.Via ConduitJul 16 2013, 9:43 PM

The current code related to this functionality is in VisualEditor/modules/ve-mw/ui/widgets/ve.ui.MWLinkTargetInputWidget.js if anyone wants to take a shot at it.

jayvdb added a comment.Via ConduitJul 22 2013, 10:17 AM
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bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJul 25 2013, 2:32 PM

Saehrimnirwikipedia wrote:

Hi is anyone working on this since it is now deployed on more wikipedias this will become a bigger and bigger problem? Before VE people were checking if the Link was going to the right target more often because it was possible to have typos but with a drop down list they are bound to rely that what they pick will work as intended.

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitAug 1 2013, 3:12 PM

Can we also ask that VE warns about "auto-links", which is, links in the article pointing to the article itself? explains why those links can happen, but that is true for templates, I can't recall real reasons for wanting that to happen in the article body as well.
So [[user:Fram]] suggested that a warning would be useful in that case.

Raymond added a comment.Via ConduitDec 22 2013, 2:48 PM

Hint: Links to disambig pages can now be easily checked with the isDisambiguationPage() function introduced with Gerrit 100413.

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 31 2014, 11:13 PM

Change 110654 had a related patch set uploaded by Alex Monk:
Mark disambiguation and redirect pages in the link inspector

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 8 2014, 12:09 AM

Change 110654 merged by jenkins-bot:
Mark disambiguation and redirect pages in the link inspector

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