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Bug 7009 - Template substitution massively broken in several wikis
Template substitution massively broken in several wikis
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7005
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-14 21:00 UTC by Miss van der Roehe
Modified: 2006-08-15 13:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Miss van der Roehe 2006-08-14 21:00:47 UTC
Template substitution is massively broken in several wikis, cf.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias
http://ksh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Babel
http://ksh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zweijte_Johdousend
Also found garbled Wiktionary pages but forgot to keep the URLs
Comment 1 Daniel Kinzler 2006-08-14 21:02:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7005 ***
Comment 2 Miss van der Roehe 2006-08-14 21:21:07 UTC
Sorry, problems persist and have not been fixed. There are still garbled pages all 
over the place.
Comment 3 Daniel Kinzler 2006-08-14 21:22:22 UTC
yes, it's not fixed, that's why bug 7005 is still open. that does not change the
fact that this report is a dupe. 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7005 ***
Comment 4 Tim Starling 2006-08-14 23:43:33 UTC
Reopening since these bugs need to be fixed on a template-by-template 
basis, there's no magic bullet.
Comment 5 Tim Starling 2006-08-15 02:03:18 UTC
Note that you can use the new [[Special:ExpandTemplates]] to fix problem 
articles by expanding the templates they contain.
Comment 6 Tim Starling 2006-08-15 02:54:11 UTC
I've fixed all three articles. I'm prepared to look at any further 
instances of broken articles, and even to introduce features as need be, 
as I did for fr:, but I'm not going to remove the limit. I think these 
instances have shown that the limit is well-targeted, breaking only the 
most ugly, slow-rendering pages and templates. 
Comment 7 Miss van der Roehe 2006-08-15 06:58:25 UTC
Replacing each Template by their expansion is not a solution at all to a general 
problem. Man could do that occasionally for short time help, only. You would please 
forget to "fix" the more than 1200 "year" pages this way, and many more left.

This is not the place for discussing special templates (if you know a place, please 
point me to it!) so only short: The language templates used in e.g. http://
ksh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Babel are from time long ago without parser 
functions. They will be made better and quicker with them, also some other drawbacks 
lifted, layout/colors moved to CSS e.g., etc. I am working on and planning that, but 
will take time. Until then, existing functionallity must be kept working.
Comment 8 Tim Starling 2006-08-15 07:04:17 UTC
Closing WONTFIX, since that best describes the remainder of the bug. I'll fix the 1200 year pages 
if you want me to, but I get the feeling you won't be satisfied with that.
Comment 9 Miss van der Roehe 2006-08-15 07:26:45 UTC
Please restore functionality. Dont waste your time on "year" articles.
I am going to make the Babel-templates better, once all needed information is there, 
and we will see what comes out of it. [[Special:ExpandTemplates]] will help much. I 
wish I had it in the beginning.
Comment 10 Rob Church 2006-08-15 13:33:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7005 ***

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