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Bug 6203 - <nowiki> broken in <charinsert>
<nowiki> broken in <charinsert>
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CharInsert (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-05 10:09 UTC by Tisza Gergő
Modified: 2006-06-06 02:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Tisza Gergő 2006-06-05 10:09:52 UTC
Due to some change in parsing, the <nowiki> tags stopped working inside
<charinsert>. This makes it impossible to use templates (which expand when not
inside <nowiki>), and anything containing + or space (which have a special
meaning inside <charinsert>). This breaks some of the most useful functions of
MediaWiki:Edittools (the insertion of templates and things like <ref name=""/>).

Some examples: 

<nowiki>{{</nowiki>SN}} used to result in insertTags('{{SN}}', '', ''), now it
results in insertTags('<nowiki>{{</nowiki>SN}}', '', '').

<ref<nowiki> </nowiki>name="+"<nowiki> </nowiki>/> used to result in
insertTags('<ref name="', '" />', ''), now it results in three separate links
containing insertTags('<ref<nowiki>', '', ''), insertTags('</nowiki>name="',
'"<nowiki>', '') and  insertTags('</nowiki>/>', '', '').

Please restore the old parsing or provide some sort of workaround. (An optional
attribute like <charinsert space="1"> suppressing the special meaning of
whitespace would solve half of the problem.)
Comment 1 Tisza Gergő 2006-06-05 10:30:54 UTC
A workaround for the template problem is to include everything from another
namespace (templates inside <charinsert> expand in the MediaWiki namespace
only), so only the space problem remains.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-06-05 18:45:14 UTC
It's not "broken", it just doesn't exist. <charinsert> doesn't contain wiki

It's possible <charinsert> could have it's very own <nowiki> parsing, but
that just seems silly. Anyway, needs to be very carefully checked for security
if added.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-06-06 02:15:16 UTC
Working on this...
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-06-06 02:59:08 UTC
Added a pseudo-<nowiki> for <charinsert> in r14584, in which 
whitespace is allowed. Other characters appear the same in or 

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