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Magic links are a feature of MediaWiki core that create automatic links for three hardcoded external identifiers. As of MediaWiki 1.28, this feature is disabled by default but may be enabled using the $wgEnableMagicLinks configuration parameter.

Examples:

ISBN is hardcoded to link to Special:Booksources, while the URLs for PMID and RFC can be changed by editing the system messages pubmedurl and rfcurl, respectively.

Alternatives[edit]

Because magic links are hardcoded and inflexible, you can also use more straightforward interwiki or links:

Creating local templates similar to Wikipedia's w:Template:ISBN, w:Template:IETF RFC, and w:Template:PMID or Wikiversity's v:Template:ISBN, v:Template:RFC, and v:Template:PMID may be useful.

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