We need a namespace to support creating/editing new content pages in draft mode.
The most basic requirements for this namespace are:
- Pages would be prepended with Draft, e.g. "Draft:Title" until they moved in to main content namespace or deleted.
- All pages in the Draft namespace would be NOINDEXED to avoid having them confused with regular content pages by search engines (and thus also by readers).
This request originally comes from English Wikipedia, but is definitely relevant to Wikipedia in all languages. It's also potentially useful to other Wikimedia projects or MediaWiki instances, though requirements like NOINDEXing may be less relevant.
T57670: Drafts extension should support public drafts
T29311: Add a "create a page" interface to MediaWiki core
T43363: Create simple interface for adding a page redirect to MediaWiki core
T59569: Create "Draft" namespace on the English Wikipedia
T62264: Please enable draft namespace in pt.wikipedia
T62973: Make Draft namespace visually distinct from articles