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            Bug ID: 61178
           Summary: Yellow padlock icons on HTTPS links. Unnecessary
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: trivial
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Skin and page rendering
    Classification: Unclassified
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MediaWiki shows padlock icons next to HTTPS links because a plone developer
back in 2003 thought they were cute. Nowadays more and more websites are going
HTTPS entirely, and this link decoration is unnecessary clutter. I discussed
this here, to figure out  why this happens and how to switch them off on my own
   ...but with this bug I humbly suggest that the default should maybe be

Steps to Reproduce:
put a HTTPS URL on a wiki page e.g. and
preview/save the page to see how it renders

Actual Results:  
On the default mediawiki vector skin you get a small yellow padlock icon to the
right of the link. This is quite visually cluttering, making for unnecessarily
ugly wiki pages (and with no security advantage that I can see)

Expected Results:  
The normal 'external link' icon would be better. Or at least we could phase-out
the padlock, moving to a more subtle blue padlock as used on wikimedia sites

Reproducible: Didn't try

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