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Bug 1961 - URLs for internal links masquerading as external links should not appear in the printable version
URLs for internal links masquerading as external links should not appear in t...
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
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Reported: 2005-04-23 21:52 UTC by Faraaz Damji
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Description Faraaz Damji 2005-04-23 21:52:41 UTC
This is a feature request that URLs for internal links that use the external
link format (i.e. [one bracket]) do not appear in the printable version of an
article.

Lately, we have had to use the external link format for footnotes, since:
#There is no footnote feature built in to MediaWiki
#Normal internal links (with <nowiki>[[two brackets]]</nowiki>) do not allow for
automatic numbering

If there is an internal link using the external link format of one bracket, then
only the number (or link title) should be displayed- not the full URL, as this
breaks up the text in the printable version, making it very difficult (and
annoying) to read.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-04-23 21:55:11 UTC
That sounds like a hack of a hack of a hack, and doesn't make much sense. Determining what's meant to be "internal" would 
not be reliable.

Instead, please file a bug report for improved footnote support (already filed as bug 192).

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