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broken redirects to sections with special characters
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Example:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:POVFORK

redirects to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Content_forking#Point_of_view_.28POV.29_forks

which doesn't automatically lead to the targeted section.

Weird caveat: if you type the targeted full URL (second one above, including section anchor), it does work.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 11 2015, 11:09 PM

WFM. What browser are you using?

WFM. What browser are you using?

Chrome Version 44.0.2403.125 m on Windows

Redirects to sections require JavaScript to work properly, see T53736.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: StudiesWorld. · View Herald TranscriptJan 9 2016, 1:50 AM
Krinkle moved this task from Redirect view to General on the MediaWiki-Redirects board.
Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.EditedSat, May 23, 7:47 AM
  1. Chromium 81 on Fedora 32: Set "Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Javascript > Blocked".
  2. Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:POVFORK
  3. End up on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Content_forking#Point_of_view_(POV)_forks and in the right section is shown in Chromium.

@Fgnievinski: Is this still an issue nowadays?

Hmm. When doing that I also tried other sites (like facebook.com) and they showed an error that JS must be enabled.
If you are correct then I am not sure how to test this.