--- Comment #7 from Aryeh Gregor <> 2010-08-26 
19:43:02 UTC ---
So the only remaining problem is that the validator complains about things like
<a href="#&nbsp;"></a>?  If so, I'll look into reporting that as a spec or
validator bug, and mark this FIXED.

(In reply to comment #6)
> MediaWiki has a funny handling of these characters in external links that is
> exactly the other way round. The wikitext
> [;&#x25;&#x5B;&#x5D;]
> gives this HTML:
> <a href="";>
> So it lets the more problematic characters through unencoded and encodes the
> less problematic ones. Why that?

I don't know.  I glanced at the code but didn't see an obvious reason.  It's a
separate bug.

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