From Meta The software ignores this page, and takes the regular expression in the message files, for performance and stability reasons.
what is the purpose of this item? wikiwichtel fristu
- As far as I understand, it shows what words look like, and thus specify that if I type [[apple]]s,pears, the 's' is part of the word 'apple', and thus should be linking, while the comma and the 'pears' are not, and thus should not be linking. Andre Engels 13:00, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Compare nl:MediaWiki:Linktrail, containing /^([äöüïëéèéàça-z]+)(.*)$/sD and de:MediaWiki:Linktrail, containing /^((?:ä|ö|ü|ß|[a-z])+)(.*)$/sD —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Patrick (talk • contribs) 21:21, 28 July 2004 (UTC).
Apparently these mean that the additional characters to be considered part of the word and not a separator, are äöüïëéèéàç and äöüß, respectively. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Patrick (talk • contribs) 21:31, 28 July 2004 (UTC).
The comment in rev:36253 which extended support of the link trail from ASCII letter to all alphanumeric character mentions that linktrail is no longer used internally. Is this going to be removed? — Dispenser 02:30, 21 October 2008 (UTC)