A recent change to MediaWiki software seems to have broken templates everywhere. The syntax


used to work on a template to generate a link to a page in the same namespace, typically used on templates related to move (rename) discussions.

However this has stopped working as of last month, causing lots of [[::ABC|ABC]] to be displayed in plain-text everywhere when this syntax is used in the main namespace.

We figured for now at yue.wp that
(notice the deletion of the colon at the beginning) works and would like to know if this is the recommended solution. This doesn't seem to have been picked up by Linter.

Related discussion on yue.wp: https://zh-yue.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia%3A%E5%9F%8E%E5%B8%82%E8%AB%96%E5%A3%87_%28%E6%8A%80%E8%A1%93%29&type=revision&diff=1120463&oldid=1118769

[[User:Deryck Chan]]
Sysop & ambassador, yue.wp