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Bug 479 - "RFC xxx" is converted into an external link, even within a wikilink
"RFC xxx" is converted into an external link, even within a wikilink
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-14 04:38 UTC by Wil Mahan
Modified: 2005-06-24 12:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Wil Mahan 2004-09-14 04:38:18 UTC
In Parser.php, the magicRFC() function cleverly converts text like "RFC 1149"
into an external link. Unfortunately, this breaks wikilinks to RFCs like [[RFC

Maybe the magic RFC code should be removed altogether, or made optional; it
seems to be a somewhat esoteric case. For Wikipedia, the generally accepted
style is to put external links at the end of an article, rather than embedding
them within the article. If someone wants to link to the full text of an RFC, I
don't think it would be too difficult to do it by hand, as with any other
external link.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-20 15:51:57 UTC
I fixed it in HEAD. Will be made available in version 1.4
Comment 2 River Tarnell 2004-09-21 00:43:16 UTC
Now backported to 1.3.
Comment 3 JeLuF 2004-09-26 13:18:19 UTC
[[RFC 822]] links work, but RFC 822 doesn't work any more.
Comment 4 Wil Mahan 2004-09-26 18:04:06 UTC
Fixed in HEAD, and I added some parser test cases for magic RFC links. In 1.3
everything appears to work as well.

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