Help:Magic links

Magic links are automatic links for certain unique identifiers that require no markup. This functionality is expected to be removed from the MediaWiki software; users are encouraged to use the corresponding templates.

ISBNEdit

The following instructions are deprecated. Editors should use the {{ISBN}} template to link ISBNs.

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. The created link is to Special:BookSources. The allowable formats are:

  • 10 or 13 digits
  • optional delimiting hyphens or spaces
  • 1 check character
Markup Renders as
ISBN 978-0-306-40615-7

ISBN 978-0-306-40615-7

ISBN 1413304540

See Category:Pages using ISBN magic links.

PMIDEdit

The following instructions are deprecated. Editors should use the {{PMID}} template to link PMIDs.

A PMID (PubMed identifier or PubMed unique identifier) is a unique number assigned to a PubMed record.

Markup Renders as
PMID 11209037

See Category:Pages using PMID magic links.

RFCEdit

The following instructions are deprecated. Editors should use the {{IETF RFC}} template to link IETF RFCs.

A Request for Comments (RFC) is a memorandum published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Markup Renders as
RFC 5620

See Category:Pages using RFC magic links.

Suppressing the linkEdit

The following instructions will no longer be necessary when magic links are disabled.

If no link is desired, insert <nowiki /> between the identifier and the value.

Markup Renders as
ISBN <nowiki />978-0-306-40615-7

ISBN 978-0-306-40615-7

TechnicalEdit

Magic links are rendered by Parser.php. The links for PMID and RFC are rendered by MediaWiki interface pages: