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Bug 24204 - Problem with external link arrow in rtl languages
Problem with external link arrow in rtl languages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n, upstream
Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2010-07-01 07:14 UTC by Percy Mett
Modified: 2011-11-30 00:25 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Percy Mett 2010-07-01 07:14:21 UTC
There is a problem with the arrow which appears with a link to an external web page.
When the text wraps, the arrow appears in the wrong place, overlaying the text.

See, for example,
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2010-07-01 08:02:27 UTC
That link looks good to me.
Comment 2 Percy Mett 2010-07-01 10:23:57 UTC
Change the width of the the window so that the text wraps.
Comment 3 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-01 11:24:15 UTC
Which browsers + versions are you encountering this problem with ?
Comment 4 Roan Kattouw 2010-07-01 19:12:23 UTC
Not seeing it, even with a narrower window, on Firefox 3.6. I need specific browser information to be able to debug this.
Comment 5 Percy Mett 2010-07-01 22:28:13 UTC
Sorry, I forgot to check it with Firefox. FF 3.6 handles this OK.
But Safari, Chrome and Opera all overlay the arrow when the link text is wrapped.
Comment 6 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-05 22:26:24 UTC
I can confirm this behavior. Seems like a bug in Opera and Safari to me though....
Comment 7 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-31 17:12:35 UTC
Reported this issue for Webkit.
Comment 8 Siebrand Mazeland 2010-08-29 11:54:36 UTC
Setting this to page rendering category (from i18n).

The report in comment 7 was a duplicate of (that issues does not appear to have gotten love since it was reported in June 2006).
Comment 9 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-05-15 17:25:48 UTC
Resolving later since this is an upstream bug that we have no control over.
Comment 10 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-05-15 18:48:14 UTC
Oh, looks like upstream has closed the dupe.  Could someone verify that this is solved?
Comment 11 Amir E. Aharoni 2011-05-15 23:53:57 UTC
It works well on Google Chrome.
Comment 12 Percy Mett 2011-05-16 11:47:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> It works well on Google Chrome.

Indeed it does.

But the problem remains on both Safari and Opera.
Comment 13 Diederik van Liere 2011-11-30 00:25:21 UTC
I tested this with Safari 5.1.2 and it works, so I am going mark this bug as WORKSFORME. Even if it is still a problem in Opera then it should not be labeled LATER because LATER suggests that we need to do something while this is obviously a browser issue.

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