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Redirected pages

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:34 am
by jensenfa
When an article in the wiki is edited with the "redirect" command, is there a way to reopen the article? When conducting a search, or clicking on an article in the search results that has the redirect command within the article, the wiki will take the user to the other article. Sometimes there's a need to get to the old article. Is there a way to do that?

redirect

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:44 am
by The_Earl
jensenfa wrote:When an article in the wiki is edited with the "redirect" command, is there a way to reopen the article? When conducting a search, or clicking on an article in the search results that has the redirect command within the article, the wiki will take the user to the other article. Sometimes there's a need to get to the old article. Is there a way to do that?


"To go to the original page, one can click on the aforementioned link, or append the string &redirect=no to the end of the URL."

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redirect

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:09 am
by ForbesMM
If the old article still has text beyond the redirect command, you will not see it unless you click on the edit tab.

? vs &

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:31 am
by The_Earl
The Earl wrote:"To go to the original page, one can click on the aforementioned link, or append the string &redirect=no to the end of the URL."

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redirect


A minor correction:

If you do not have any parameters in your URL, you must replace the & with ?.
If you do not have a ? in your URL, you don't have any parameters.

So,
http://testwiki/Test:Wiki
becomes
http://testwiki/Test:Wiki?redirect=no

http://testwiki/Test:Wiki?parameter=1
becomes
http://testwiki/Test:Wiki?parameter=1&redirect=no

Hope that makes sense.

The Earl