Last modified: 2014-04-11 15:54:01 UTC
I understand that wiki links are "scanned" for ":" characters in order to
identify interwiki prefixes and / or namespaces and / or pagenames. In addition
the heading ":" character marks inline links (images, categories and
interlanguage links if activated).
Heading and trailing sequences of spaces and / or underlines for these entities
(except before the first entity are *not* significant.
The question is "How to deal with them?"
I was surprised that such sequences are "stripped" when rendering redirects.
Please make a preview in the url from above and save the page.
Nevertheless such sequences render on other pages. I can not identify any use of
such sequences. Probably they should be always stripped in wiki links. In order
*not* to confuse users they should be stripped also from the page source during
This is no limitation to interwiki links to non MediaWiki sites: The wiki links
would stripp these sequences anyway.
This request does not handle what to do with such sequences outsite wiki links.
I suggest leave them as they are.
best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
more tests at
Hi lɛʁi, it is the second time I land in this bug report, and it is the second time I don't get an exact idea of the problem you are reporting and th solution you are proposing. This is clearly because I haven't dedicated time enough to follow the steps of your test page (which still exists in beta!). Still, coul you or someone summarize?