The Cunctator wrote:
The statement " Semantically there is no big
between dividing an article in subtopics and creating a
category with a couple of articles in it," is perfectly true.
The practices being discussed here are very different;
I'll let you decide whether the difference is semantic.
Neither [[Biology]] nor [[List of subfields of biology]]
can properly link to ever biology topic on a Wikipedia.
That's why [[List of biology topics]] exist now, of course.
Your idea of letting the software interpret [[List of ...]]
as in [[List of biology topics]] is interesting,
although Magnus' category code is much further along.
Also, [[List of actors]] is a rather different page;
it's encyclopedic, whereas [[List of biology topics]],
by listing pages in Wikipedia, is /about/ Wikipedia.
(By rights, it should be [[Wikipedia:List of biology topics]].)
So the [[Category:]] plan can replace [[List of biology topics]]
but should leave [[List of actors]] as it is.