VisualEditor: It should be possible to create interwiki links and edit them subsequently
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E.g. [[:fr:Foo]] or [[m:Foo]].


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport set Reference to bz49316.
Jdforrester-WMF created this task.Via LegacyJun 7 2013, 6:53 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 13 2013, 7:09 PM
  • Bug 49545 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
gpaumier added a comment.Via ConduitJul 11 2013, 8:43 AM

It's actually already possible to create interwiki links by including the interwiki prefix in the link editor; example with wikitech: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?diff=729932 .

Interwiki links that have been created this way with VisualEditor can still be edited the same way as long as the page isn't saved.

Since this works for new and newly-added interwiki links, I'm not sure why they're blacklisted / green-striped in subsequent edits.

gpaumier added a comment.Via ConduitJul 20 2013, 2:43 PM
  • Bug 50889 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Amire80 added a comment.Via ConduitAug 21 2013, 2:17 PM

I just tried adding a link with [[:w:eo]] and got this:
http://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Language_portal%2FWikimania2013%2FEvent_Report&diff=768410&oldid=768371

[Changed the title to avoid confusion with interlanguage links.]

Catrope added a comment.Via ConduitNov 22 2013, 4:11 PM

This is kind of possible now, by creating external links.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitMar 28 2014, 5:42 PM

As Roan says, external links are now silently converted to interwikis when appropriate by Parsoid, so this is totally possible, and has been since we fixed it in November.

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