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Language converter source text and language names cannot use <nowiki> escaping.
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Language names and source texts cannot have colons, semicolons, or equals signs or else the parser breaks.

This is a minor issue, but important for html2wt serialization in Parsoid. Parsoid uses <nowiki> tags around bad characters.

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ssastry triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 4 2017, 7:26 PM
ssastry moved this task from Backlog to In Progress on the MediaWiki-Parser board.

At this point we probably won't bother to implement this in the legacy parser; Parsoid does this correctly and we'll get that behavior when we switch over to Parsoid.

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