[[Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link|Link]] is always wrong
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The problem with this link might be a user error: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=644543349

The simplest way to do this would be to accidentally paste the link a couple of times, without blanking the link field first. However, I'm posting it just in case it turns out to be a wider problem, and also to point out that if the link box were wider, this would be less likely to happen.

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I have seen this anecdotally a few times, but only in the context of VisualEditor removing this kind of stuff.

I found this because the removal was tagged, but the creation of the
problem was back a few revisions in the edit history.

The title as written is wrong. "Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link" is a totally valid name for a page – see http://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/wiki/User:Jdforrester_(WMF)/Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link which I created to demonstrate this.

Can you think of a more specific ask? "If the user has written 'https://' in their link target but not at the start, suggest they might want to make an external link instead"?

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Since there's no difference in how VisualEditor makes internal and external
links, suggesting that the user make an external link is going to be
confusing. How about a warning that says "Please review your link target
to make sure that <display mess here> is correct"?

@Whatamidoing-WMF: Does T76398 cover this sufficiently?

Maybe? I haven't run across this particular error since then.