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Link in notification points to unexpected destination due to magic linking ("RFC #")
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Author: joshuaissac2000-guard

Cropped screenshot showing notification dropdown menu with RFC 3 link on hover

On the English Wikipedia, I was thanked by an editor for an edit to a talk page, which had "RFC 3" in its title. Instead of leading to the talk page, the link took me to the RFC 3 page on the IETF website.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:28 AM
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Ugh, magic linking is silly :(

EBernhardson triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 27 2015, 6:50 PM
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sounds like a rather annoying feature of mediawiki, could potentially be fixed by <nowiki> the titles that are not used inside brackets, Alternatively rawParam or plaintextParam on the arguments, but then we have to know the argument wont be used inside a [[ ]] link

Legoktm moved this task from Backlog to Needs code on the Notifications board.Jul 6 2015, 8:18 AM
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Scott added a comment.May 26 2016, 2:15 PM

Adding that as a blocking task because if the magic linking code is going to be addressed it should be done properly, rather than a hacky workaround in the notifications code.