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I tried to find improperly formatted URLs on Wikipedia by entering for a search query with wiki markup, but this doesn't return matches of this markup in Wikipedia. Does Wikipedia have any search options that make it possible to include wiki markup in searches?

The search query that I entered was <ref>http://, and no results showed up for matches of this markup.

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I see you've asked quite a few Wikipedia questions here. While they're perfectly on-topic, and certainly I wouldn't want to chase you away, there is huge and active community of folks at Wikipedia who are probably a better resource for your questions. –  Al E. May 22 '13 at 17:36
    
@AlEverett Unfortunately, Wikipedia's talk pages don't have any kind of notification system for replies to comments that are left there. This makes it somewhat unreliable as a discussion forum, since it's hard for users to find replies to their questions. –  Anderson Green May 22 '13 at 17:47
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You could always "Watch" the page, but I know what you mean. –  Al E. May 22 '13 at 17:48
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