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Links to mediawiki.org in messages should be consistent: full https://www.mediawiki.org link instead of http:// or proto-relative //www.mediawiki.org
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Links to mediawiki.org in messages should be consistent: full https://www.mediawiki.org, proto-relative //www.mediawiki.org, or interwiki mediawikiwiki:. Both of the first two are in use now in various messages, the third will be once I8cefafbc is merged.

We should settle on one and use it everywhere; personally I'm inclined towards the interwiki version, which according to bug 43591 comment 3 works since 2007, is easier to migrate to per bug 43591, and in general just seems neater.


Version: 1.22.0
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63269
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66746

Details

Reference
bz54835

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:30 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz54835.
matmarex created this task.Oct 1 2013, 5:52 PM
brion added a comment.Oct 1 2013, 6:16 PM

Don't use interwiki prefixes in general MediaWiki UI messages; you should not assume any of them will be present or working.

brion added a comment.Oct 1 2013, 6:18 PM

I recommend using only https: links please.

Thanks Brion, it seems we can change the summary to reflect the recommendation?
By the way, this is a core bug, but some extensions use interwikis; for instance I think CentralAuth links to Meta in some places (and with the wrong prefix even, meta: instead of m:).

(There are more comments with rationale on https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/83220/. The patch has been amended to use a https:// link.)

Can this bug be marked with the "easy" keyword?

(In reply to comment #5)

Can this bug be marked with the "easy" keyword?

After the summary settles on a way forward, perhaps. It's not always that trivial to convert wikilinks to external links.

Let's settle the summary, then.

Change 95698 had a related patch set uploaded by Bartosz Dziewoński:
Links to mediawiki.org in messages should use HTTPS

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/95698

Change 95698 merged by jenkins-bot:
Links to mediawiki.org in messages should use HTTPS

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/95698

Change 118062 had a related patch set uploaded by Nemo bis:
Use full URL to mediawiki.org ULS page per bug 54835

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/118062

Sorry, I forgot the bot also parses the first line.

Change 118062 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use full URL to mediawiki.org ULS page per bug 54835

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/118062