May 18 2017
May 12 2017
Now if you want more details about the actual reasoning, one reason is that on English Wiktionary (I don't know the details of French Wiktionary) we can have an entry for both "Foo..." (with three dots) and "Foo…" (with an ellipsis). And this probably applies to almost any character you might want to normalize. This is one of the reasons we want the redirects working in the first place, so we can control these links by creating redirects in proper places.
It's the result of many community discussions, both past ones and present ones (see this one, for example). Cognate doesn't really do anything that bots couldn't do previously. It is not as though we previously couldn't have done this normalization by bots, but rather we specifically chose not to allow it. The fact that Cognate enables us to generate links automatically without running bots does not nullify our previous decision.
That brings us to another point. We (at English Wiktionary at least) do not want this normalization feature.
May 11 2017
I am worried that you guys keep misunderstanding the requirements. All we want is to undo the changes for the erroneous feature request T149892, and have redirects be treated as ordinary pages.
Just to clarify, we don't want "colow" on Wiki 2 to link to "color" on Wiki 1. We only want "color" on Wiki 2 to link to "color" on Wiki 1 (and vice versa). In other words we just want redirects to be treated as ordinary pages.
Just to clarify, we don't want "color" in Wiki 1 to link directly to "colow" in Wiki 2, but rather it should link to "color" in Wiki 2 and then the redirect should take place as usual. In other words we just want redirects to be treated as ordinary pages.
Apr 28 2017
Since nobody's specifically mentioned this, it would also be preferable that links are shown from redirects as well (i.e. when they are viewed with "redirect=no").
Apr 13 2017
Note this issue may be made moot by T987.
Apr 11 2017
Maybe this would be a separate issue, but it would also be desirable to be able to add interwiki links from redirect pages as well. These are far less important because they would only be seen if you purposely view the redirect page itself, but they would be useful for a number of reasons.
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Dec 15 2016
@Deskana What does the recently resolved subtask mean for this issue as a whole?
Jul 14 2016
I have often used <span id="foo" /> to create anchors. What would be the new correct way of doing this?
Nov 20 2015
Based on the documentation, "This attribute indicates that pages within this namespace should be treated as the main content of the wiki. Pages within namespaces with the content value set are counted for statistical purposes, among other things." So this would be a matter for further discussion whether reconstructions should be counted as equal to mainspace entries. As it was passed, however, the vote states that the "content" attribute should be false.
Please note the namespace parameters given in the collapsed "technical details" section of the vote page linked to above.