Last modified: 2006-09-29 18:29:08 UTC

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Bug 7440 - Pages with invalid external links syntax shouldn't be saved
Pages with invalid external links syntax shouldn't be saved
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7435
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
PC All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-29 17:15 UTC by Max Semenik
Modified: 2006-09-29 18:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Max Semenik 2006-09-29 17:15:15 UTC
Recent problems with zombie spambots adding links to a throwaway redirect domains are getting more 
and more serious. Stupid edits like

can be easily avoided by disallowing to save pages with non-MediaWiki link syntax such as <a 
href="blahblah", [url=foobar] and [url]someurl[/url]. This will help to decrease the number of sites 
that require blacklisting and stop most general spambots preemptively.
Comment 1 Jimmy Collins 2006-09-29 18:29:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7435 ***

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