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Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Multiple protocol support in Special:Linksearch

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Multiple protocol support in Special:Linksearch

  • Who would benefit: Anyone who uses this special page.
  • Proposed solution: At the very least, linksearch should return results for HTTP and HTTPS combined when no protocol is specified.
  • More comments: Google now (rightfully so) boosts rankings for HTTPS sites and I am seeing HTTPS spam much more often as a consequence. Why do I need to ask the WMF to address glaring technical debt and software rot in MediaWiki three times and wait almost a decade for a fix?