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Bug 6164 - Incompatibility between <gallery>...</gallery> and Cite-Tags
Incompatibility between <gallery>...</gallery> and Cite-Tags
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Cite (Other open bugs)
All All
: High major with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-01 17:00 UTC by Gnu1742
Modified: 2006-10-12 06:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Gnu1742 2006-06-01 17:00:38 UTC
Let a page have several <ref>- and one <references/>-Tag. If you put a
<gallery>...</gallery>-Compound between the very last <ref> and the
<references/>, the declared references are not listed at the desired position.
If you put the Gallery in front of the last <ref> or after the <references/>,
the references are listed at the correct position. I made some experiments on (my Userpage at See the versions since
Comment 1 Gnu1742 2006-06-01 18:13:08 UTC
To avoid possible misunderstandings: "...the declared references are not listed
at the desired position" should be "...the declared references ar not listed at all"
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-06-01 21:40:13 UTC
Fixed in r14532.
Comment 3 wally kramer 2006-10-10 22:32:27 UTC
Seems to be broken now, first noticed Sunday 2006-10-08.   Demonstrated at
[[en:Timberline Lodge ski area]] (references not visible) versus [[en:Magic
Mile]] (references visible).  Mentioned in Technical village pump at

I think this is more than normal severity & priority, because some editors are
removing galleries to address the situation.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-10-11 23:20:09 UTC
I can't reproduce the problem locally or even on
This is rather difficult to debug...
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2006-10-12 00:53:12 UTC
Parser state is being cleared by a message transformation for the bad image list.
The addition of a template invocation on [[MediaWiki:Bad image list]] a few days
ago triggered the new behavior.
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2006-10-12 01:14:15 UTC
Worked around in r16954.

Use ?action=purge or edit any affected pages.
Comment 7 Ilmari Karonen 2006-10-12 06:08:56 UTC
Sounds like "a good permanent fix" in this case to me -- I didn't even realize
wfMsgForContent() was invoking the parser at all or I would've fixed it myself
earlier.  All that the code wants, after all, is the raw wikitext.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2006-10-12 06:17:15 UTC
It's not a good permanent fix since there might be a thousand other places
(open-ended) that might, quite legitimately, want to slurp in localized
message text during parsing.

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