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Bug 615 - Anything but simple text inside \hbox and \mbox cannot be lex'ed
Anything but simple text inside \hbox and \mbox cannot be lex'ed
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Math (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4355 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-10-01 08:26 UTC by Vladislav Duma
Modified: 2006-11-02 20:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Vladislav Duma 2004-10-01 08:26:31 UTC
In the current MediaWiki the markup commands inside \hbox (and \mbox as well)
are not recognised.

For example, all of the following equations:

<math>\mbox{\bf a}</math>

fail to render, producing the message "Failed to parse (lexing error)".
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-12-22 14:29:55 UTC
*** Bug 4355 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Tomasz Wegrzanowski 2006-02-07 18:04:52 UTC
This doesn't work for security reasons. One could write anything there,
including something nasty. Because:
* we don't know how to check what's nasty and what isn't
* complex things in \mbox{}es are useful very rarely, because <math> is supposed
to be just for math
it's not considered a major issue.

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