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VisualEditor adds <span></span> to DOI link
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As reported on the German-language Wikipedia's feedback page, in this edit the VisualEditor converted

[[doi:10.1016/S0921-8009(97)00168-7]]

to

[[doi:10.1016/S0921-8009(97)00168-7|doi:10.1016/S0921-8009(97)00168-7 <span></span>]]

It is highly unlikely that this change was intentional. As it occurs within references, this issue is perhaps similar to T200971: Third-party browser add-on adds [javascript:] within references when editing using the VisualEditor and T192392: [[data:image/png;base64... added to article when editing using the visual editor due to broken browser extension-

Event Timeline

Cirdan created this task.Mar 2 2019, 4:00 PM
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JTannerWMF moved this task from To Triage to FY 19-20 on the VisualEditor board.Mar 12 2019, 3:46 PM
Cirdan added a comment.Jul 6 2019, 5:19 PM

According to a user report here the Citavi-Picker plug-in is the culprit again. The user uses the latest Firefox with Ghostery and Citavi-Picker.