Linking to a category: Leading colon not stripped
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Description

Linking to a category with [[:Category:Foo]]. The leading colon is not stripped:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Raymond/Linking_to_a_category


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Raymond/Linking_to_a_category

bzimport added a project: Parsoid.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 12:50 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz43173.
Raymond created this task.Via LegacyDec 16 2012, 4:48 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitDec 21 2012, 9:56 PM

Thank you for this one too. However, this too is intentional - otherwise, it would not be a link to the category, it'd be assigning the page to the category, which will be done differently (a page-level meta-data inspector). Links to pages should not accidentally become otherwise-hidden category assignments for users who do not (and should not) understand the way that wikitext expects that.

Marking as WONTFIX.

GWicke added a comment.Via ConduitDec 22 2012, 12:10 AM

Re-opening with low priority. We can support identical rendering with slightly more intelligence in the serializer.

Add Comment