VisualEditor: URLs followed immediately by {{templates}} are improperly displayed and cannot be edited
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Something like http://example.com{{deadlink}} cannot be properly edited in VisualEditor. It should be processed as two pieces: one external link that is followed immediately by one template. Instead, it is presented as the text "http://example.com[]", linked to http://example.com[].

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Caused by mw:ExpandedAttrs from Parsoid.

Input:

http://example.com{{deadlink}}

Output:

<a data-mw="…" typeof="mw:ExpandedAttrs" about="#mwt2" rel="mw:ExtLink" href="http://example.com" data-parsoid="…">http://example.com</a>

Supposedly the reason for this is that http://example.com{{echo|/index.php}} would produce a link to http://example.com/index.php , rather than a link followed by text. But it depends on what the template outputs; if the output starts with a space or a newline this won't happen. Maybe Parsoid is being a bit too trigger-happy with mw:ExpandedAttrs in the second case?

Neil_P._Quinn_WMF changed the title from "VisualEditor: URLs followed immediately by {{templates}} are un-editable alienated content, because they're mw:ExpandedAttrs" to "VisualEditor: URLs followed immediately by {{templates}} are improperly displayed and cannot be edited".Jul 24 2015, 8:55 PM
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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 24 2015, 8:55 PM

URLs followed by templates are still broken. However, they now seem to be broken differently: they display as regular links with broken syntax, rather than as alienated nodes.

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