Last modified: 2005-09-29 02:28:18 UTC

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Bug 3565 - nesting [[foo]] inside [http://bar [[foo]] bar]
nesting [[foo]] inside [http://bar [[foo]] bar]
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-09-28 15:46 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-09-29 02:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-09-28 15:46:24 UTC

At the mentioned URL the link
*[ [[Albert Einstein]]: Space-Time, 1926]
*[] [[Albert Einstein]]: Space-Time, 1926
Note: The external link icon is used without numbered link (as 1, 2 etc.)

I realy have now idea how "nesting of links" should be handeled. Maybe it should
be disabeled.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-09-28 20:16:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> I realy have now idea how "nesting of links" should be handeled. Maybe it should
> be disabeled.

"Disabling" markup implies that the software knows it's happening and does
something about it; in reality, the software simply doesn't know what's
intended, and (in a sense) makes a guess. I'm inclined to think that that markup
example is broken anyway, so it doesn't really matter what the software does, a
user is going to have to fix it - "garbage in, garbage out" as they say. 

I'm marking this INVALID in the sense that there's no "correct" behaviour, so
the current behaviour can't really be considered "incorrect".
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-09-29 00:57:27 UTC
Please check the output; if it's creating invalid HTML output THAT IS A BUG IN MEDIAWIKI. 
(Please check both what's created by MediaWiki directly and what tidy ends up with.)
Comment 3 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-09-29 02:28:18 UTC
Hm, on my testwiki without tidy it generates nested <a> tags (<a
class=external>...<a class=internal>...</a>...</a>), so I gues if you want to
guarantee validity, that's a bug alright.

I think a clean solution is to add "$text =
$this->replaceLinkHoldersText($text);" somewhere inside
Parser::replaceExternalLinks() - so that the internal link is turned into plain
text, and thus part of the text for the external one. But I won't commit now,
because I'm too tired to be confident I'm not being stupid ;)

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