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Bug 8124 - Strip directionality characters from wikilinks
Strip directionality characters from wikilinks
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7414
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-02 20:34 UTC by Rick Block
Modified: 2006-12-03 04:10 UTC (History)
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Description Rick Block 2006-12-02 20:34:27 UTC
A mystery fairly commonly reported at the en WP:VPT is caused by users copying an article or category name and pasting it into a 
link but accidentally picking up a bidi directionality indicator in the copy.  Since these characters are invisible, users are often 
confused why the resultant link shows as a red link rather than a blue link.  I'm not sure it's completely safe to do this, but 
should we consider stripping bidi indicators that are inside wikilinks (perhaps only if adjacent to a pipe or the opening or closing 
brackets) when an edit is submitted?
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-03 02:25:28 UTC
Yeah, invisible characters are evil.  Any in wikilinks or similar stuff should
probably be auto-stripped, whether on save or render (render would probably be
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:10:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7414 ***

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