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Bug 11144 - Sanitizer blocks templates which contain non-validating HTML fragment.
Sanitizer blocks templates which contain non-validating HTML fragment.
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
1.10.x
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-09-01 01:56 UTC by Scott A. Colcord
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Scott A. Colcord 2007-09-01 01:56:34 UTC
The sanitizer currently forces all pages to pass HTML validation individually.  This causes it to erroneously escape HTML which, when transcluded, would culminate in a valid page.

For example, if {{ROW}} contains:
<tr><td>Stuff</td></tr>

And is transcluded as:
<table>{{ROW}}</table>

The transcluded HTML will be escaped, instead of passed through.

Ideal solution:  Introduce a mechanism by which the sanitizer can be aware of the context in which it is intended to be transcluded, and validate it as though it were in that context.

Easier workaround:  When sanitizing a page in the Template: namespace, only check for well-formedness, rather than validity.
Comment 1 P.Copp 2009-11-26 03:14:06 UTC
This has been FIXED with the introduction of the new preprocessor.

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