https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25470

           Summary: add {{#redirect}} parser function
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Redirects
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: kebap_s...@gmx.net


I just keep forgetting the correct syntax for a redirect, namely this:

#REDIRECT [[link]]

Now I wanted to find out more about this class of commands with this syntax
starting with a # - but there are none except this? I was told, it is like this
because Redirect preceded parser functions. If it was implemented now, it would
probably be as a parser function, but out of tradition, mediawiki uses the
above syntax.

I would now propose to also include a consistent syntax like this:

{{REDIRECT:link}} or {{REDIRECT:[[link]]} if needed

The old syntax is probably well-known and certainly widely spread, so it should
also continue to work. However, it might be marked as deprecated, and the user
documentation should maybe promote the more consistent syntax over the
traditional one.

Otherwise I hope at least I wont forget the traditional syntax anymore after
all this hustle.

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