Last modified: 2007-12-04 00:15:09 UTC
Split off from bug 12056. Input such as
is converted to something like:
where <del> is the delete character, 0x7f. Typcially this occurs in the pre-save transform, so the result is saved into articles, leading to diffs such as these:
All XML-style tag extensions are affected.
On some installations this happens all the time, on others it happens randomly and is not reproducible. It has been reported on:
* Roan Kattouw's Windows test server. Reproducible with PHP 5.2.4 cgi/fcgi, not observed in the same installation under the CLI SAPI.
* Unknown servers in Wikimedia's app cluster. Is it server dependent or random?
* Reproducibly on Bertrand Grondin's server at grondin.tuxfamily.org
* Randomly on translatewiki.net, reported by Nikerabbit
During an attempt to narrow down the problem on Roan Kattouw's server, an odd bug was observed where a Title object would disappear, triggering a fatal "cannot call member function of non-object". This may or may not be related.
*** Bug 12162 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Possible fix in r28004, please test.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Possible fix in r28004, please test.
That did it, at least for me. <nowiki>, <ref>, <references>, <redircite> and <toggledisplay> now work for me.
Nikerabbit reports that it's fixed on BetaWiki.
We'll call this provisionally fixed. But it might be nice to remove the failure mode at some stage.