User:SSastry (WMF)/Switch to Remex

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(This message is for ruwiki, svwiki, fiwiki, hewiki only at this time.)

Hi everyone,

in July 2017, we announced that we intend to replace Tidy with RemexHTML across the Wikimedia cluster by July 2018. In order to make this switch, we identified a number of broken wikitext patterns that required fixing on wikis, highlighted via the high priority categories in the Linter extension.

I would like to acknowledge the fast, important progress that volunteers at this wiki have achieved with the fixes related to the Tidy parsing library replacement. On behalf of the Parsing team, I would like to thank everyone who made this possible here. We plan to finish turning off Tidy in July 2018, and doing early switches of wikis from Tidy to Remex will let us identify any lingering issues that are not already caught by the linter categories and our QA testing. We are encouraging big wikis that have worked hard to switch soon: the Italian and the German Wikipedia, for instance, already did so last month.

Looking at the current scale of high priority linter issues on your wiki, we think that this wiki is ready to switch from Tidy to Remex. To be clear, if we notice problems (or if the wiki requests it), we will revert the change, after identifying the source of the problem. If you notice any incorrect rendering, you can use ?action=parsermigration-edit to identify if the switch from Tidy actually caused it.

We are suggesting 31 January 2018 as the possible date for the switch to happen. We look forward to hearing any concerns you would have with this, and about how we can help make this transition as smooth as possible: if you have any comments, I'm asking you to please reach the team on the dedicated talk page at mediawiki.org - here's where we can notice and address them, otherwise we will assume this message is acknowledged and the deadline works for your community. Thanks!

mw:User:SSastry (WMF), 10:00, 10 January 2018 (UTC)