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Remove ! and . and - from the list of allowed characters as they can cause link trail breakages in some software
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The list of allowed characters currently includes: 023456789ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz$-_.!
I suggest removing !.- from that list, because they can cause link trail problems in some software.

Specifically:
! and . have link trail breakage problems in Thunderbird, and in plain wikitext links
- has the problem in just Thunderbird.
(Possibly other software platforms are also affected. Those are the examples I know of.)

Event Timeline

Quiddity created this task.Jul 6 2016, 7:26 PM
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Change 297743 had a related patch set uploaded (by Prtksxna):
Remove ! and . and - from the list of allowed characters

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/297743

Change 297743 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove ! and . and - from the list of allowed characters

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/297743

Legoktm closed this task as Resolved.Jul 31 2016, 4:30 AM
Legoktm assigned this task to Prtksxna.