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Automatic change of [[:Media: into [upload.wikimedia.org

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Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
Daehan (talkcontribs)

Hello,

It seems that when a change is made using the VisualEditor, the code [[:Media: is automatically changed into [upload.wikimedia.org. See this example.

This changes transforms an internal media into an external link, which displays the little symbol of an arrow going out of a box.

  1. Is it indeed caused by VisualEditor?
  2. Can it be corrected?

Thank you

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Daehan (talkcontribs)

Hello Whatamidoing,

It looks like it, but it's different: in the example you provided, [[Media: is transformed into [[Image: ; but in my case, [[Media is transformed into an external link : [upload.wikimedia.org.

Thank you

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The initial bug report is on a third-party wiki. //upload.wikimedia.org/ is the Wikipedia version of that person's Image/ file name (because our images are usually on Commons, and theirs aren't).

Daehan (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Daehan (talkcontribs)

I think we still don't understand each other :)

The problem is not that it is File: or Image:, the problem is that instead of having File: or Image:, we have an url : //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/

Check the example.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We have the upload.wikimedia.org URL because the software didn't understand that "Media:" is the exactly same thing as "File:".

Daehan (talkcontribs)
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