[Suggestion] Print links to non-existent wiki pages in red



  • I've just created "QTWEBSITE-144":http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-144:

    In the wiki, one can link easily to another wiki page with [[xxx|zzz]] syntax. Unfortunately its "easy" to link to a non existent page (typos etc.). It would be helpful if the links were printed in red for these pages. This way one could see in the preview if everything works.

    You can vote for it if you find this useful too :-)



  • Sometimes is useful have link pre-formatted for who want create this wiki, like wikipedia.



  • [quote author="stuk" date="1292785586"]Sometimes is useful have link pre-formatted for who want create this wiki, like wikipedia.[/quote]

    The link should go to a "create this page" page, as it does now. It should only be specially marked (different color or !!-Mark or something similar)



  • Ok, i understood you want red links for alert the link is bad, and there isn't a possibility to save it.
    Ok your suggestion is red links and can be save,so i think this can be useful, for understand the bad link = preformatted link for creation of page. :)

    [quote author="Volker" date="1292785781"][quote author="stuk" date="1292785586"]Sometimes is useful have link pre-formatted for who want create this wiki, like wikipedia.[/quote]

    The link should go to a "create this page" page, as it does now. It should only be specially marked (different color or !!-Mark or something similar)[/quote]



  • [quote author="stuk" date="1292786042"]Ok, i understood you want red links for alert the link is bad, and there isn't a possibility to save it.
    Ok your suggestion is red links and can be save,so i think this can be useful, for understand the bad link = preformatted link for creation of page. :)[/quote]

    Yes, exactly. And it can alert the author of a page if he/she made some mistake in the link (e.g. a typo), so that the link that should work is actually broken.



  • Great suggestion! Making links different helps who want to write content in the wiki (they easily find what's missing) and also alerts for wrong links :-)



  • Makes sense. "Like". :)



  • Yes, this can help us to avoid "polluting the history of the wiki" (quoted from the WikiHelp :)). I usually click on every links on my edited Wiki pages to check if there is any typos, so this feature can save lots of time.



  • As most people here think, it could help, I hope this feature makes it into the next version. So, please vote for it :-)



  • I'm joined to the idea, and voted in the bugreport. It would be really helpful, in creating and translating wiki pages too :)


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