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Prevent web crawler from indexing buttons in content
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The user interface buttons in the content like the edit section buttons ([edit]) get crawled and indexed by search engines.

Example: finds:

Meter - Wikipedia
Gebräuchliche dezimale Vielfache [Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]. Die Einheit Meter ist mit verschiedenen dezimalen Vielfachen (auch SI-Präfixen) in Verwendung, beispielsweise

It would be nice to hide these user interface buttons ([Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]) for web crawler.

Event Timeline (rMWce6ae6ada0a3) allows to generate localized user interface messages via CSS.

Change 508751 had a related patch set uploaded (by Fomafix; owner: Fomafix):
[mediawiki/core@master] [WIP] Use CSS to generate editsection buttons

Have you taken into consideration accessibility implications of supplying essentially empty links to users? As long as we’re supporting Internet Explorer 11, there are issues with that.