[Mediawiki-l] How to create links to images?
rowan.collins at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 14:02:33 UTC 2005
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:54:44 -0800, Jan Steinman <Jan at bytesmiths.com> wrote:
> > Or must I put a #REDIRECT on the image page to achieve that?
> Just tried that, and it doesn't work. All the examples I've seen on
> WikiPedia have been to internal links only.
No, you can't just "redirect" a page to a URL, because that would lead
to opportunities for some really evil vandalism (#REDIRECT
http://goatse... anyone?). You can, however, use "interwiki" links 
as the target, so "#REDIRECT
[[SomeSiteYouOftenLinkTo:Thepageyourafter]]" works - with the caveat
that the pagename has to conform to the rules that an internal link
would, including spaces becoming underscores.
Personally, I consider the treatment of interwikis as though they were
different from "ordinary" external ones as something of a bug, and
redirecting to them as exploiting that bug. (Only "sister projects"
should receive special treatment in this way, IMHO).
For other possible solutions, see a recent thread on wikitech-l 
and a related bug report .
Rowan Collins BSc
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