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Bug 615 - Anything but simple text inside \hbox and \mbox cannot be lex'ed
 Summary: Anything but simple text inside \hbox and \mbox cannot be lex'ed
 Status: Product: RESOLVED WONTFIX MediaWiki extensions Unclassified Component: Math (Other open bugs) unspecified All All Lowest minor (vote) --- Nobody - You can work on this! (view as bug list) Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2004-10-01 08:26 UTC by Vladislav Duma 2006-11-02 20:45 UTC (History) 1 user (show) pk_piotr --- --- ---

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 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: $\mbox{{}}$ $\mbox{\bf a}$ $\mbox{A}$ $\hbox{\hbox{A}}$ fail to render, producing the message "Failed to parse (lexing error)". Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-12-22 14:29:55 UTC *** Bug 4355 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** 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 [itex] is supposed to be just for math it's not considered a major issue.

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