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Tech:Weird behaviour of image page on en page

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What happens[edit]

  1. Visit the page en:Image talk:Somerset map.png.
  2. Someone entered stuff into the talk page of the image, but the image itself does not exist on en. It exists on shared.
  3. But the "file" link on top sends you to an edit page, not to the actual image. It is an integration issue.

When it happens[edit]

In that sequence, always.

What should happen[edit]

The "file" should take you to a page where the image can be seen.

I.e., clicking file from an image talk page, when that image exists on a different site (be it Shared or Commons), the file link should take you to the usual "this image is hosted on a different site" page (e.g., en:Image:Somerset map.png!). --Peter Talk 13:56, 26 July 2012 (EDT)

How to fix it[edit]

Should be easy. — Ravikiran r 11:38, 2 March 2007 (EST)

Maybe the "talk" link on the English version should redirect automatically to the shared images' talk page, if that's where the image is located? Is that even possible? – cacahuate talk 02:00, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

There is nothing stopping somebody from creating a "talk" page for a nonexistent article. You can try it yourself -- go to a talk page and change the article name to something totally bogus. If that's what happens, I don't think this is a critical issue. If, however, there is some link pointing to the bogus talk page that would encourage people to create it that's more of a problem. Anybody have any insight on this point? KevinSours 17:44, 19 August 2008 (EDT)

True, but since we want all images on shared anyway, I think the only way to fix this, if it's even possible, is that on any given language version, clicking on a red "talk" link for an image will take you directly to shared and create the page there rather than on :en, etc... – cacahuate talk 20:18, 19 August 2008 (EDT)

Additional comments[edit]

This is not a bug... so, closing ticket. Riggwelter 00:26, 21 July 2012 (EDT)

What? It's still the case. Reopening. -- D. Guillaime 13:45, 21 July 2012 (EDT)
Yeah - but I assume this is the way MediaWiki works... isn't it? If that's the case, then we are looking for a feature request... and not a bug report. Riggwelter 12:27, 24 July 2012 (EDT)
The requested behavior is the standard operating mode on Wikipedia when referencing images on Wikimedia Commons, for example, and has been for as long as I can remember. It appears to be a well-supported MediaWiki feature. -- D. Guillaime 16:12, 24 July 2012 (EDT)

Sign below, please[edit]

Ravikiran r 11:38, 2 March 2007 (EST)