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If a tag excerpt contains a link to another tag with the [tag:foobar] syntax, this link is not properly shown in every context. For an example see this list of tagged questions. The link is shown as [tag:school-libraries] but it should be or at least "school-libraries".

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From the help text when editing a tag wiki:

The tag wiki excerpt is a brief plain text introduction to the topic that the tag represents.

Emphasis is mine; the wiki excerpt is explicitly plain text only and no formatting at all is supported, let alone tag links. Thus, in this case I'm inclined to call this .

See the original blog post announcing the feature as well:

The excerpt is the elevator pitch for the tag. You only have ~500 plain text characters for the excerpt, so don’t feel obligated to cover everything in it!

The markup for the tag should be removed from that excerpt altogether.

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Yup, all correct...I've cleaned up that excerpt to take care of this instance. –  Nick Craver Jun 28 '12 at 15:53
I don't like that its supposed to be plaintext. Makes no sense to me. Especially for sub-tags like the debian-squeeze is for debian. –  aef Nov 29 '12 at 13:56
@aef: The text is used in popups all over the site, that have both limited space and very strict styling requirements. Plain text means no styling. Use the full tag wiki for that. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 29 '12 at 13:58
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