https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12619

Gabriel Wicke <gwi...@wikimedia.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |---

--- Comment #3 from Gabriel Wicke <gwi...@wikimedia.org> ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> First, the lack of a consistent prefix for non-view links means they can't be
> excluded cleanly from robots.txt;

This is no longer the case as search engines now support glob rules:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Clean_up_URLs#Migration

> Second, autocomplete algorithms in browser URL bars will sometimes pick up
> such
> URLs, and you find yourself acccidentally hitting enter for a different
> action
> than you intended. Personally I find that a bit annoying. :)

At least in Chrome, the same is actually true for the ugly
/w/index.php?title=...&action=..., but in that case it is harder to get to the
actual article URI by just deleting the query.

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