IMDb links from Wikipedia break on mobile devices

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Wikipedia uses the old, shorter IMDb URLs - using Nicolas Cage as an example, Wikipedia links to this URL at the bottom of his article and when clicking the link on a desktop, the URL is automatically converted into

The same doesn't happen when using a mobile device (specifically iOS 7/Safari), clicking on gives, which gives a "Page not found" error.

Would it be possible to make the mobile site behave in the same manner as the full/normal/regular site.

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Nick Birse

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Posted 5 years ago

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I do not recall that form of the URL ever being officially sanctioned. The correct form of all their constants has always been a text string with two alpha characters followed by seven numeric ones.

i would recommend updating the Wikipedia links to the standard format, rather than relying on IMDb to fix them.