The Parsoid team is considering a simplification of the different mw:ExtLink/* variants to just a single mw:ExtLink type.
For most types this should not make much of a difference to VE, but for auto-numbered external links ([http://example.com]) it might, so I am looking for your input. I did some testing on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:GWicke/TestNumberedLinks. Changes to the text lead to corruption as in this diff:
There also does not seem to be any automatic re-numbering when a numbered link is changed into a plain external link.
What are you plans for the handling of numbered links?