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Bug 4589 - Do not generate <td></td>
Do not generate <td></td>
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-13 01:38 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2006-01-13 07:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen shot for bug 04589 (57.04 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-01-13 01:41 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
test case for bug 04589 (1.14 KB, text/html)
2006-01-13 01:46 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 01:38:35 UTC

a) screen shot will follow
b) testcase will follow

Please take a look at
in Firefox and in Internet Explorer.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060111
displays empty cells correctly

This is not the case with Internat Explorer:
<td></td> does not show the border of the cells.

One idea to fix this might be render empty cells
as <td>&nbsp;</td> or as <td>&#160;</td>.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 01:41:12 UTC
Created attachment 1301 [details]
screen shot for bug 04589
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 01:46:38 UTC
Created attachment 1302 [details]
test case for bug 04589

This test case fails both in Internet Explorer *and* in Firefox.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060111
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 01:52:00 UTC
The same url is used / handeled at
Bug 4590: (&oldid=nnnn)&action=render generates wrong / invalid url
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-01-13 04:25:26 UTC
This is normal behavior of all browsers since HTML 3 introduced tables.
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 05:00:22 UTC
Thanks Brion for mentioning the specification.

If it does not make sense to generate <td></td> it should be a feature / an
enhancement of MediaWiki *not* to generate such code.

The problem is that contributors using Firefox would not see the error. We can
not expect that contributors double check their edits with other browsers.

REOPENing bug and changing "Severity" to enhancement.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-13 05:17:02 UTC
changing summary from
Fix for Internet Exporer when displaying emty cells in a table
Do not generate <td></td>

changing the url to

1) the new url (which does *not* include &action=render) renders properly in FF
nigthly trink but does not render properly with IE

2) the old url (which *includes* &action=render)
renders the same both in FF and IE

Will investigate at about this issue.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-01-13 07:37:34 UTC
Why did you reopen this? As I already explained, this is the *NORMAL* rendering 
of empty table cells on most browsers traditionally. action=render doesn't 
include custom style sheets, so that normal default rendering is used.

There's no bug here. Resolving INVALID.

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