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Bug 5245 - Possessive suffix text on English Wikipedia not working properly
Possessive suffix text on English Wikipedia not working properly
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 468
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-03-13 23:07 UTC by Chris Rime
Modified: 2006-03-13 23:20 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Rime 2006-03-13 23:07:48 UTC
Currently, suffix text beginning with an apostrophe is not wikilinked
completely. As an example, "[[Foo]]'s" should extend to cover all of "Foo's",
but only links the text between the brackets: <a>Foo</a>'s.

Semantically, I have no problem with this behavior, since the link should point
only to the article "Foo". Graphically, however, this looks stupid in English.
"Foo's" is one word, and should be linked as such.

Perhaps the apostrtophe should be added to the English Wikipedia Linktrail? Or
if not, some rationale for the current behavior would be appreciated.
Comment 1 Melancholie 2006-03-13 23:20:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 468 ***

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