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Bug 10626 - RFC links should not be generated from plaintext
RFC links should not be generated from plaintext
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-07-18 11:31 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2013-03-14 09:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Danny B. 2007-07-18 11:31:27 UTC
Writing RFC 1234 creates a link to Since it is an external site, it would be more proper and correct to link RFCs via interwiki links using eg. [[rfc:1234|RFC 1234]] syntax.

Same with other links if there are any.

On the other hand linking of ISBNs from plaintext could be considered correct, since it's linking to special page on such wiki.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-07-18 18:00:19 UTC
No pressing reason to remove the existing feature at this time.
Comment 2 Danny B. 2007-07-20 18:41:19 UTC
Although no "pressing reason", it may stay opened in case anybody's interested in creating a patch. 

In fact, comparing to other links to external sites, there's no reason for RFCs to have the privilege of this behavior.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-07-20 18:43:23 UTC
"No pressing reason to remove..." doesn't mean, "I can't be bothered to do it", it means "we aren't going to do this because it's a well-established feature that should not be removed without a good reason"; in the absence of a good reason to remove the feature, we are not planning to remove it.
Comment 4 Scott Martin ( 2013-03-12 13:40:37 UTC
Reopening. A pressing reason has come to light since this bug was originally filed - this feature now causes articles on the English Wikipedia to violate a core stylistic guideline on the placement of external links within articles.

Please see the following discussion for details.
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2013-03-13 09:22:24 UTC
Might be WONTFIXed again in favor of bug 45942.
Comment 6 Scott Martin ( 2013-03-14 09:15:26 UTC
Ah, good. Bug 45942 is an improvement over this, so reapplying WONTFIX.

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