2008/6/26 Charlotte Webb <charlottethewebb(a)gmail.com>om>:
Obviously, somewhere in the mediawiki software there
is a list of
non-whitespace characters which can follow the end of a link and still
be part of it. e.g. "[[fish]]es" links to "[[fish]]" but looks like
"[[fishes]]", which is good because one is the plural form, which
redirects to the singular form anyway.
Yep, it is a so-called "linktrail" definition, and it is dependent on
i don't know when or why the behavior was changed,
but I recently
noticed that apostrophes are now being sucked into the link, thus
"[[Arby]]'s" links to "[[Arby]]" but looks like [[Arby's]],
bad because one is a swedish housing project and the other is an
american restaurant chain.
In short, a feature intended for easy plural links now also creates
confusing possessive links. I do hope this is an accidental side
effect which can easily be corrected.
I don't think it has been an "accidental side effect", as it is
mentioned in the commit message; this change has been made by Daniel
Friesen about 14 days ago, see
it has also been shortly discussed on this list, see
-- [[cs:User:Mormegil | Petr Kadlec]]