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Red dot

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Summary by 197.218.94.223

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T181677

https://stackoverflow.com/a/19269811

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

MW 1.31.1, Code Mirror 4.0.0 (a435d54) 22:01, 26. Apr. 2018

Sometimes there is a red dot beneath a category link. What does it mean?

NKohli (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't think CodeMirror has any feature which produces a red dot under category links. Although a screenshot would help.

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

Editor with CodeMirror off:

CodeMirror activated:

At the moment, this is the first and only where it happens.

NKohli (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Alzi24 Thanks for the screenshots! I tried to reproduce this with the same categories on a random page but I didn't see the dot. Can you give me a link to the page you are editing with? I tried figuring it out from the screenshots but searches on dewiki turned up nothing for Aracyclin. :)

197.218.94.223 (talkcontribs)

This is a deliberate feature of codemirror. It highlights some invisible characters..

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

@NKohli (WMF): Our wiki URL is https://www.perrypedia.proc.org Don't know what dewiki is, our article pages usually appear high-ranked in most search engines, as long as they are no trivial terms out of the real life.

@IP: I have no idea how it could happen that someone inserted invisible characters. Anyway, you've answered my question and our simple solution is: remove characters, save page.

Thanks to all!

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