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Bug 6500 - Cannot put -{ }- into CharInsert
Cannot put -{ }- into CharInsert
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Language converter (Other open bugs)
PC All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-30 15:46 UTC by Robert Stojnic
Modified: 2011-07-12 03:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Robert Stojnic 2006-06-30 15:46:16 UTC
The -{ }- characters are used in languages with variants (like Serbian wiki).

Here is the problem. The following line:

is in Parser.php replaced with:
<a onclick="insertTags('-{','}-','');return false" href="#">-{}-</a>

However, this replecement is done before $wgContLang->parserConvert() is called,
which interprets 
the -{ }- characters, and deletes them, leaving:
<a onclick="insertTags('','','');return false" href="#"></a>

A dirty hack is possible in LanguageConverter::parserConvert(), however a better
solution would
be if the <nowiki> tags (or actualy the UNIQ-hack tags for nowiki) would be put
in before parserConvert(), i.e. if the charinsert would interpret <nowiki> tags
in the usual way.
Comment 1 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2008-02-02 00:23:28 UTC
Well, there's a hack in MediaWiki:Edittools itself: since long time ago, we've been using <charinsert>-{-}--{{}-+-{}}--{-}-</charinsert> which isn't pretty but is effective. Does this bug really need to be fixed, because it wouldn't make much difference.
Comment 2 Danny B. 2008-02-02 00:36:45 UTC
How about using entities, would that help? It seems to work on testwiki, however it might have different configuration (I don't know how language variants are set).

So something like


or escape the dashes or both.

Another approach is this (successfully used on our wiki to hack some issues):

Add <charinsert>{-+-}</charinsert> instead and put some code in MediaWiki:Common.js (just simply iterate over the links, find the one with this text and replace the onclick) which will do the replace to "-{", "}-".
Comment 3 Dan Collins 2011-07-12 03:27:21 UTC
I performed the following test on the serbian wikipedia:



It rendered as follows:



Closing as fixed.

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