8.4.6, 11.10.10, 12.6.2
How to reproduce:
- create a page Sandbox.A (or non terminal, it doesn't matter)
- put the following content, in syntax XWiki 2.1
Note: the page Sandbox.B should not exist at this point, terminal or non terminal (Sandbox.B.WebHome
- save page.
- At this point, the link to B should appear displayed as a link to a non-existent page (with a question mark)
- create page Sandbox.B as terminal (regardless of the method)
- At this point, back on page A, the link to B appears functional (no longer broken). Clicking on it leads properly to page B.
- go to page B and check the backlinks in the Information tab on page B
- page A appears in the list of backlinks (because there is a valid wiki link from the page A to page B)
- page A does not appear in the list of backlinks .
If at this point page A is saved again, the backlinks will be set properly, because the target page B exists at the moment when the backlinks are updated.
The cause of this is a consequence of
XWIKI-12920 which makes the link to a non-existing page (Sandbox.B) be considered, by default, a link to a non-terminal page (Sandbox.B.WebHome) and thus saved in the backlinks table as Sandbox.B.WebHome upon creation of page A. When page Sandbox.B is finally created, the backlink is still Sandbox.B.WebHome, and doesn't get updated until page A is saved again.