IPv6 addresses should use lowercase hexadecimal digits
Open, LowPublic


Author: codecat42

Currently on en.Wiktionary (1.20wmf8) IPv6 addresses are displayed with uppercase hexadecimal digits. For example 2001:0DB8:85A3::8A2E:0370:7334. According to rfc5952, when an IPv6 address is rendered as text it should be in the shortest possible form and use lowercase only.

See Also:
T56219: Old short/abbreviated IPv6 addresses in Changelog should be turned into long format
T46161: IPv6 at some places lower case and at other places in upper case


bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.
bzimport set Reference to bz39017.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Aug 3 2012, 6:03 PM
Jasper added a comment.Aug 3 2012, 6:05 PM

We probably can't use the abbreviated version; it's a little late to suggest lower case because some IPv6 addresses are already tagged on their userpages (which are in caps; changing the case will not automatically correct the case of those IP userpages).

"It's too late" --> but it's only going to get worse, especially if other sites start using lowercase and we look weirder and weirder. Moving pages is trivial, IMHO we should change over ASAP if it's going to be a future issue.

matej_suchanek removed a subscriber: wikibugs-l-list.