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Bug 102 - Nowiki tags and tilde signatures in templates
Nowiki tags and tilde signatures in templates
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 93
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-16 06:01 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2004-08-21 23:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-08-16 06:01:58 UTC
Originally submitted by jrdioko (jrdioko)<a href="/help/icon_legend.php?context=user_wantsdonations&amp;user_id=1052697&amp;return_to=%2F"><IMG src="" alt="Accepting Donations" border="0" width="16" height="16"></a>  2004-05-29 23:38

I have created a boilerplate template in the Mediawiki: 
namespace which I've been using to welcome new users. 
In a section explaining how to use tildes to sign posts, I 
use the following code:

"To insert just your name, type <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> 
(3 tildes), or, to insert your name and timestamp, use 
<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> (4 tildes)."

Under MediaWiki 1.2, this used to work fine, and using 
the {{subst:}} method to insert that text into a user's 
talk page would produce the following:

"To insert just your name, type ~~~ (3 tildes), or, to 
insert your name and timestamp, use ~~~~ (4 tildes)."

Now, in 1.3, the parsing rules seem to have changed, as 
that same {{subst:}} method on the same boilerplate 
template results in the tildes being expanded to my full 
signatures. The <nowiki> tags are included, but result in 
the code of the signatures not being parsed rather than 
the tildes themselves staying as is. 

I assume a change has been made so that tildes can be 
used in templates and a current signature can be 
inserted along with the template text. However, I think 
there needs to be some way to prevent the tildes from 
being parsed (preferably through the use of <nowiki> 


------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-08-05 07:23
Sender: SF user vibber

Tentative patch here:

I'm not certain it won't break something else, so haven't committed
Date: 2004-08-16 08:01
Sender: SF user timwi

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Comment 1 Johnathan 2004-08-16 20:09:28 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 93 ***

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