Make redirecting of articles easier

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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support.mozilla.org
Knowledge Base Articles
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Thomas Schwecherl, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: tiki_fixed)

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9 years ago
Today it is a kind of mystery to make a redirect to an existing article. You have to translate an English redirect page with a manually entered URL like https://support.mozilla.com/tiki-edit_translation.php?page=Redirect+page+of+an+article. Then you can edit this redirect. Or you can create your own redirect inserting "{REDIRECT(page=Another Page)/}" in a page.

I would suggest a link "create redirect" in the action box. After clicking this link you should insert a new name and the redirect code will be created automatically.

I think it is sufficient to create own redirects instead of translating the English ones. It would be tricky to make redirects translatable itself. You can't "catch" a redirect today because you will be transfered to the "real" article immediately.

What are the objections against redirects? Uncontrolled growth of redirects and creating dozens of articles that redirect to an article? Maybe, but English writers create article redirects regularly. It should be easy for translators (maybe only for approvers) to follow them.
-->tiki_triage
Marc, Louis-Philippe, is there anything that addresses this in tiki trunk?
Whiteboard: tiki_triage

Comment 2

9 years ago
http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Alias
Whiteboard: tiki_triage → tiki_fixed
(In reply to comment #0)
> English
> writers create article redirects regularly. It should be easy for translators
> (maybe only for approvers) to follow them.

Kitsune will address this with the advent of non-localizable articles. One of the driving motivators behind this feature was the need for every locale to manage its own redirects. Additionally, we're automatically generating redirects on article rename.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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