A red link, like this one, signifies a link to a page that does not exist on theapms.com. It is used in editing article text to indicate that a page will be created soon or that an article should be created for the topic because the subject is notable and verifiable.
A red link can indicate one or more of the following things:
- A new article is needed. When a author writes an article, it is common practice to link key topics pertinent to an understanding of the subject, even if those topics don't have an article on the web yet. This has several applications:
- From within an article, such a link prepares the article to be fully supported. At any time, a author may independently write an article on the linked-to subject, and when this happens, there's already a link ready and waiting for it.
- The red link may identify a need to create a redirect to another article, but only if that article comprehensively deals with the topic.
- The link is broken and no longer leads to an article (perhaps because the underlying article was deleted). In such a case, the link usually needs to be removed or renamed to point to an existing article.