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Bug 5259 - Triple apostrophe recognized as double in table
Triple apostrophe recognized as double in table
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-03-15 18:11 UTC by Ian Lai
Modified: 2006-04-11 00:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ian Lai 2006-03-15 18:11:23 UTC
See the table in the Wikipedia entry referred to by the URL.  In the row labeled
"Central African Republic", the name "Centraal-Afrikaanse Republiek" is
surrounded by triple apostrophes on either side in the markup, but for some
reason the second set of triple apostrophes seems to get interpreted as a single
and a double apostrophe, which causes the rest of the text in the cell to get
italicized.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-03-15 20:34:09 UTC
The last item on the line is unbalanced, confusing the ambiguity 
detection. Fix the missing apostrophe.
Comment 2 Ian Lai 2006-03-15 20:37:52 UTC
Ah, I didn't realize the mistake down there could affect the beginning of the
cell.  Thanks!
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-03-15 20:55:10 UTC
Apostrophe handling is line-based, and that's all one line.

Unfortunately since people do stupid things like use apostrophes for spelling ;) the 
system has to guess sometimes if you meant one apostrophe and an italic marker or a 
bold marker; if the markup isn't balanced properly, it can guess wrong.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-11 00:20:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Apostrophe handling is line-based, and that's all one line.
> 
> Unfortunately since people do stupid things like use apostrophes for spelling
;) the 
> system has to guess sometimes if you meant one apostrophe and an italic marker
or a 
> bold marker; if the markup isn't balanced properly, it can guess wrong.

During the last week I found examples using escaping syntax like here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%27N_Crugu_Bradului&diff=47877494&oldid=46721404
Please note that there is a second unbalanced situation related to the usage of
the the parameter {{{NAME}}} which is rendered both bold and italic.

Another syntax (used inside the pipe of wiki links) was using %27.

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