If I triple-click on a page title (the <h1> heading), in order to copy&paste it, that copied text now includes a preceding and a trailing space. i.e. ` Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) `.
That is new, and should not happen.
Note: the visible highlight only shows the trailing space, but it does also include a preceding space, when pasted.
Reported at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Pointless_spaces_added_when_copying_words_on_Wikipedia_.28copied_and_tweaked_from_the_help_desk.29 |WP:VPT]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29&oldid=667385369#Pointless_spaces_added_when_copying_words_on_Wikipedia_.28copied_and_tweaked_from_the_help_desk.29 |permalink]]) as:
> The last couple of days I have experienced something unfamiliar and unwelcome when copying words on Wikipedia. To be exact, when I, for example, copy a category or article title in order to paste it into an article, the result is like this: " Category:British military personnel killed in World War II ". In other words, all of a sudden I get a space on either side of the copied text. It occurs when I click the titles repeatedly to mark them, and then right-click to copy. When I mark the words by drawing the mouse pointer over the word, I only get an extra space at the end, like so: "Pointer (graphical user interfaces) ". This is something I've never before come across in more than 10 years on the project, and it's pretty annoying. Any reason why this has started happening now? Surely, this is some sort of technical malfunction? Cheers. Manxruler (talk) 18:30, 17 June 2015 (UTC)