The RFC proposes three steps:
- Disable the magic link functionality by default for the MediaWiki 1.28 release, and mark it as deprecated. (approved in E287)
- Deprecate magic links on Wikimedia wikis (e.g. Wikipedia), providing alternatives for this functionality and tools to aid the migration. We agreed to start building these tools in E287.
- Disable magic links functionality a year or so after the MediaWiki 1.28 release (in time for the next MediaWiki LTS release)