Soft redirect

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This article has been adapted from Wikipedia:Soft redirect and Help:Redirect on the English Wikipedia. The English pages have been translated in other languages. When editing or translating this page, consider referring to/ synchronizing with the current versions listed on Wiki-Data: Wikipedia:Soft redirect and Help:Redirect.

Soft redirects are intended mostly to point to external websites, where hard redirects will not function. For internal use in general, hard redirects should be used instead.

Another situation where soft redirects are used is when the intended target is a special page, and the system automatically "softens" attempted hard redirects to special pages. For example, en:Wikipedia:List of tags redirects to en:Special:Tags.


Category soft redirects[edit]

In some projects such as English Wikipedia, a notion similar to the original interwiki soft redirect is applied to categories, and they are also called "soft redirects." See for example w:en:Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion#Redirecting_categories.

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