The diff https://ru.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Википедия:Именование_статей/Иноязычные_названия&diff=prev&oldid=65843747 has a comment which was truncated on database side to be 255 bytes but it is not shown in the gui.
With T85700 an application side truncation was added for new revisions, but there need a way to handle the existing bad truncated comments.
The problem is that htmspecialchars does not allow half bytes to be processed and is returning null, which than is shown as empty string.
The api returns a placeholder utf character \ufffd
https://ru.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=revisions&revids=65843747 instead of nothing.