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URLs in external linksEdit

External links can start with "http://" or "ftp://"; "file://" does not work.

In external links, all symbols of the URL must be among: A-Z a-z 0-9 ._\/~%-+&#?!=()@. If a URL contains a different character it should be converted; for example, ^ has to be written %5e, the hexadecimal ASCII value with a percent sign in front. A blank space can also be converted into an underscore.

Conversion:

 "   #   $   %   &   '   *   ,   :   ;   <   >   [   ^   `   {   |   }
%22 %23 %24 %25 %26 %27 %2a %2c %3a %3b %3c %3e %5b %5e %60 %7b %7c %7d

For the other characters either the code or the character can be used in internal and external links, they are equivalent. The system does a conversion when needed. E.g.

[[%C3%80_propos_de_M%C3%A9ta]]

is rendered as À_propos_de_Méta, almost like À propos de Méta, which leads to this page on Meta with in the address bar the URL

http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%80_propos_de_M%C3%A9ta

while http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/À_propos_de_Méta leads to the same.

URLs of pages within the projectsEdit

See en:Wikipedia:URLs; everything works the same, except that the domain names vary:

  • www.wikipedia.org
  • meta.wikipedia.org
  • wiktionary.org
  • quote.wikipedia.org
  • wikibooks.org
  • sources.wikipedia.org
  • sep11.wikipedia.org
  • test.wikipedia.org
  • xx.wikipedia.org with xx the language code, see The provisional portal of Wikipedia

In projects outside Wikimedia the "w/" in URLs like http://www.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Main_Page&action=history is sometimes not used, sometimes different, e.g.:

The default is /wiki/wiki.phtml, with in DefaultSetting.php [1]:

$wgScriptPath = "/wiki";
$wgScript     = "{$wgScriptPath}/wiki.phtml";

There may be other variations, compare:

Old versions of pagesEdit

All old versions of all pages are numbered (with oldid) approximately in the order of becoming an old version, i.e. in chronological order of the next edit of the same page.

New pagesEdit

New pages are numbered (with curid) chronologically.

See also Multiple titles.

EditEdit

PurgeEdit

In some cases of caching problems, to update a page it can help to use "action=purge", in a URL like //en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Help:URL&action=purge

See alsoEdit

Wikinews-specific content and links to other help pagesEdit

Help contents

Reading: Go | Search | URL | Namespace | Page name | Section | Link | Backlinks | Piped link | Interwiki link | Redirect | Variable | Category
Tracking changes: Recent | (enhanced) | Related | Watching pages | Page history | Diff | User contributions | Edit summary | Minor edit
Logging in and preferences: Logging in | Preferences | User style
Editing: Overview | New page | Images/files | Image description page | Special characters | Formula | Table | EasyTimeline | Template | Renaming (moving) a page | Automatic conversion of wikitext | Talk page | Testing || rlc | Meta | Wikibooks | Wikicommons | Wikipedia | Wikiquote | Wikisource | Wiktionary

This is a copy of m:Help:URL using Wikinews-specific templates. Don't edit this page, except to replace the contents with the current version of that master page. To make changes applicable on all projects, edit the master page; to change Wikinews-specific content, edit the templates; to make demos work, copy templates to this project, and images to Wikimedia Commons. Please see the history of the master page for author details. Please note that all meta content is licensed under the GFDL. As a result this page is licensed under the GFDL.- Edit this template