Avoid changing links in non Wikipedia pages
I've uninstalled the extension because now every time I try to copy a link to a wikipedia article I get the wikiwand substitution. WikiWand is nice, but when I link to wikipedia I don't necessarily want to also advocate my own viewer. And as far as I can see, there's no reason for the extension to need this, because you can just redirect me from the wikipedia page.
One would except that our extension will simply intercept navigation to Wikipedia and redirect the user to WikiWand.
We are actually doing that, but we found that it creates a very bad user experience:
When you’d click a link to Wikipedia (for example on Google search result page), it would navigate to Wikipedia, send a request to Wikipedia, intercept the response, and then redirect the user to WikiWand.
This has 2 very annoying side effects:
1. It shows a “flash of Wikipedia” for a split second, and then it loads WikiWand. It looks horrible.
2. It takes longer to load each article.
So – we need to replace links in order to provide a smooth, fast experience for our users.
I don't want to link people to a Wikiwand link - it pisses them off.
Let me share standard wikipedia links, and let them discover wikiwand for themselves.
Currently I manually change the links to wikipedia links, which is a pain.