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RFC links should not be generated from plaintext
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Writing RFC 1234 creates a link to Since it is an external site, it would be more proper and correct to link RFCs via interwiki links using eg. [[rfc:1234|RFC 1234]] syntax.

Same with other links if there are any.

On the other hand linking of ISBNs from plaintext could be considered correct, since it's linking to special page on such wiki.

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Danny_B created this task.Jul 18 2007, 11:31 AM
brion added a comment.Jul 18 2007, 6:00 PM

No pressing reason to remove the existing feature at this time.

Although no "pressing reason", it may stay opened in case anybody's interested in creating a patch.

In fact, comparing to other links to external sites, there's no reason for RFCs to have the privilege of this behavior.

robchur wrote:

"No pressing reason to remove..." doesn't mean, "I can't be bothered to do it", it means "we aren't going to do this because it's a well-established feature that should not be removed without a good reason"; in the absence of a good reason to remove the feature, we are not planning to remove it.

Scott added a comment.Mar 12 2013, 1:40 PM

Reopening. A pressing reason has come to light since this bug was originally filed - this feature now causes articles on the English Wikipedia to violate a core stylistic guideline on the placement of external links within articles.

Please see the following discussion for details.

Might be WONTFIXed again in favor of bug 45942.

Scott added a comment.Mar 14 2013, 9:15 AM

Ah, good. Bug 45942 is an improvement over this, so reapplying WONTFIX.