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Tell wiki communities about deployment plan for Unicode Section IDs
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This is the wish#3 from last year's survey. Main ticket: T152540: Migrate to HTML5 section ids, deployment ticket: T175725: Deploy HTML5 sections to WMF production.

What is it?

We want to change links likeВикипедия#.D0.98.D1.81.D1.82.D0.BE.D1.80.D0.B8.D1.8F to look likeВикипедия#История


We're currently populating parser cache on all wikis with headings that contain both old and new IDs. After this ends on October 19, we will be able to switch link generation to new style. Particular schedule for the next step is up to discussion. Maybe, community liaisons can help us with figuring that out? We might want to start with one non-Latin wiki.

What about the old links?
Old links from third-party sites will continue to work.

Event Timeline

MaxSem updated the task description. (Show Details)
Johan triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 27 2017, 10:07 PM

@Johan: Even though the linking behavior won't change for another month, I'd like us to go ahead and announce the (somewhat vague) roll-out plan, and the fact that Unicode section IDs are now live (even if we aren't linking to them yet). For example,Википедия#История actually works now. That will be big news for the non-latin wikis.

@kaldari Absolutely. I'll ping you and @MaxSem to get more details to get some details around the vagueness.

Russian projects are done, I think we can tentatively deploy everywhere next week unless new serious problems surface. Do we need any extra outreach for that?

@MaxSem Nah, this should be an uncontroversial fix of a problem. We should do extra outreach in the sense that we tell them we're doing it, not start a discussion on every wiki.

I've told Russian Wikipedia the change has been implemented and will take effect over the coming weeks. I'll include a general update in Tech News?

Everything's deployed, weeeeeeeee!

@Niharika: Works for me. I getकला_और_संस्कृति#रंगमंच from the table of contents. Where did you get your link from? Note that pages whose caches haven't cleared may still have the old-style links.

Is it possible to not encode page title itself too? Now the anchor link from the first message of this theme was copied from Chrome asИстория instead ofВикипедия#История