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Following on from Can we neaten the tag listing in wildcard-tag search results? I've noticed that the [tag:name] markup doesn't allow wildcards.

Tags link to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/{tagName}
Wildcard tags link to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/{tagName}*

[tag:css*]

This is similar to the (not fixed) URL issue: A star in a URL breaks the linkification in posts. But you can fix URLs by using the HEX equivalent (%2A). This doesn't work here:

[tag:css%2A]

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    Why would you need it to allow them? A tag with a wildcard is not a valid tag. – ben is uǝq backwards May 17 '13 at 11:56
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    Depending on your definition of "tag", a wildcard is a valid favourite and ignored tag. i.imgur.com/rci8Xjl.png – James Donnelly May 17 '13 at 11:59
  • @JamesDonnelly that actually works for searching and the like? Should've known that before I added 50 favorite tags to my profile hehe. – Niels Keurentjes May 17 '13 at 12:09
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    @benisuǝqbackwards: But visiting the normal tag page with an asterisk in the tag name will automatically expand it to match all possible tags, such as with css*. Since the system knows what it is and handles it properly, it makes sense to allow them. – animuson May 17 '13 at 12:09

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