This issue has been raised in various form(s) several times, without any solution.
- Mentioned Here
- T50463: Parsoid: Links created with VE are piped links even when linktrail could be used
T129778: VisualEditor does not respect trailing chars
T39939: VisualEditor: Make it hard for users to partially-select some unlinked text for linking
T128060: VisualEditor makes it easy to create partially linked words, when the user expects a fully linked one
T148329: Enabling "rich content" editor for template fields
T6119: bad displaying of a link followed by <nowiki> (seems related to linktrail)
T74442: At nowiki the nowiki-tag shows up in some edits done with VisualEditor
T97430: Empty nowiki tags added by VisualEditor
Yeah, looks like a typo the user made in the wikitext (since template parameters can still only be edited as wikitext, there's T148329 and maybe some other tasks). This is actually a very interesting reaction of Parsoid/VE to this user error. I think the result is actually strictly better than what would happen without the <nowiki> (and it's a lot easier to spot and notice the issue, too):
- Jordmorpadde (copypaste?)
Perhaps the user was working based on some wikitext-specific documentation and confused about the different editor. (Perhaps you could ask them?)
Typing [[ in VE causes a link dialog to pop up, but doesn't warn about using wikitext anymore. Perhaps that should be changed back.
Copy-pasting [[Alytes]] actually results in just "Alytes" (without a link) being pasted. This is probably some new bug…
- Innstrandens Idrettslag (probably a good example)
This definitely looks like a bug in VE. Some of the issues here look like the known problem where users are confused what is part of link label and what is outside (T128060, T39939 and other tasks). But some pieces look like gibberish (like mingcurlig,rntngr. at the end of one of the paragraphs). I've seen some bugs filed about typed text being duplicated in funny ways in some circumstances, but I can't find them now.
- Jan-Ole_Hesselberg (trailing char)
Note that Norwegian is a language that has a morphology with a lot of affix rules. The way VisualEditor works now makes it impossible to use the short form of the lik and additional trailing chars, instead we must write out both the link text and the link target. This is in my opinion an error in the VisualEditor, T129778: VisualEditor does not respect trailing chars.
The bug reported here is although about an slightly other issue; users confusing how they make and edit a valid link.