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PDF of article does not display "[who?]" as superscript but "Wikipedia:Avoid weasel words" instead
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Author: raffamaiden


  1. Go to this link:
  1. You should be on the "Examples" section. Read the first line of the 5th paragraph. It's

"[...] Some believe[who?] that one of the prime examples of a perfectly competitive [...]"
with "[who?]" is placed up-right

  1. Print/export -> Download as PDF
  1. The same line is rendered as

"Some believeWikipedia:Avoid weasel words that one of the prime examples"

so the "[who?]" is translated into the phrase "Wikipedia:Avoid weasel words". I expected the same behaviour of the wiki page or nothing at all

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Thanks for taking the time to report this! Confirming.

I tested this with {{who}} and {{citation needed}}: neither show in the PDF.

You guys testing this against Wikipedia? I know the backend that deals with this sort of thing changed around September which could cause this bug to disappear. Maybe it should be against the old PDF renderer (and marked as stalled?) instead of Extension:Collection?

Yes. Tested on the English Wikipedia with the page "Perfect competition" and a couple of others.

TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.

This now works for PDF rendering at least (again books is sort of dead), but i note the template is hidden with "noprint"