w: from de.wikibooks doesn't lead to "central place" but to de:wikipedia
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Author: bugzillas+padREMOVETHISdu

According to bug 953 comment 1, w:<whatever> should point to a central place,
possibly http://www.wikipedia.org/<whatever>, which would redirect to the
appropriate page depending on the contents of <whatever>.

Hence if <whatever> doesn't have any interwiki prefix, the link pointed to would
be in the English wikipedia.

This is partly confirmed by
where the link [[w:Benutzer:Gangleri]] points to
(except that the "central place" isn't www.wikipedia but en.wikipedia, hardly

But in
http://de.wikibooks.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Wikibooks:Spielwiese&oldid=10793 the
link [[w:foo]] points not to http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/foo, not to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/foo bu to http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/foo.

So is this a bug, or is it expected that from any project, w: is expected to
lead to some project under wikipedia, but it cannot be guaranteed which project
would be led to?

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: http://de.wikibooks.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Wikibooks:Spielwiese&oldid=10793


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phillip.stewart wrote:

This is not a bug, w: links from projects other than Wikipedias, this should
link to the Wikipedia in the language of the project the link is from. So a w:
link on de.wikibooks should link to de.wikipedia.

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