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Bug 1409 - '=' character in template shorthand variable
'=' character in template shorthand variable
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4455 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-01-26 03:08 UTC by Sanford Poon
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sanford Poon 2005-01-26 03:08:53 UTC
Any parameter values that consists of the character '=' will not work using the
{{templatename|parvalue1|parvalue2}} shorthand. For example calling Template:TTT
(consists of just {{{1}}}{{{2}}}) with {{TTT|a=b|c}} gives c{{{2}}}. This may or
may not be a bug. The workaround is to use {{TTT|1=a=b|2=c}}, which gives a=bc

The proper parsing of "=" is needed for external links which often consists of
HTTP GET arguments.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-01-27 00:49:29 UTC
By calling the template with:

You are asking the template engine to assign the value 'b' to {{{a}}}
which does not exit, then it assign value 'c' to the {{{1}}}.

Result 'c{{{2}}}' is indeed correct. Probably need to update the
documentation to let users know that they need to use the long
syntax when they want to use a parameter with the equal sign.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-01-27 00:51:29 UTC
got updated by meta user Patrick.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-19 16:13:10 UTC
*** Bug 4455 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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