[Mediawiki-i18n] FYI: Language link behavior change in next MW rollout

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Sun Oct 7 21:07:13 UTC 2012

For your information, the next deployment version of MediaWiki will
have a small change in the behavior of interlanguage links.

Currently, in Wikimedia wikis, if you type:


in a page, both links will be rendered. However, only one link will be
stored in the database and available through the API (see bug 24502:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24502 ).

This changeset:

causes only one (the first) link to be rendered and stored in the
database, preventing the inconsistency between database state and
rendered output. This will be the new behavior with 1.21wmf2, which
will be deployed starting 10/15.


Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation

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