Last modified: 2006-12-29 01:00:49 UTC
For new pages, the beginning of their content is shown as edit
summary by default. If there are line endings, they are
converted to spaces for the edit history. Wikilinks remain
In the rc channel in irc.wikimedia.org, however, these
summaries have line ends removed, and wikilinks are spelt out
verbatim (i.e. not converted to links)
While the latter is fine with me, I think, line ends should
not be dropped but rather converted to spaces, too.
- Copy & Paste from IRC :
10:10 rc [[Francisco Pizarro]] N http://ksh.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Francisco_Pizarro * Purodha * (+553) New page: Em [[Joohr
1533]] föhrtdä [[Konkißtadoor]] [[Francisco Pizarro]] dem
[[Shpanije|shpanische Rish]] sing Troppeen_[[Amärrika]]jäje de
[[Inka_Rish|Inkas ier Risch]]on zoschläijd_e...
- Copy & Paste from [[Special:Recentchanges]] :
N 10:11 Francisco Pizarro (diff; hist) . . Purodha (Talk |
contribs | block) (New page: Em Joohr 1533 föhrt dä
Konkißtadoor Francisco Pizarro dem shpanische Rish sing Troppe
en_Amärrika jäje de Inkas ier Risch on zoschläijd_e...)
- Copy & Paste from page history at
(cur) (last) 10:11, 18 December 2006 Purodha (Talk | contribs
| block) (New page: Em Joohr 1533 föhrt dä Konkißtadoor
Francisco Pizarro dem shpanische Rish sing Troppe en_Amärrika
jäje de Inkas ier Risch on zoschläijd_e...) [rollback]
Mote that, the above was copied from browser display, so the
html is not visible here.
Normally it's not possible for line breaks to exist in edit summaries. These
are automatically converted to spaces by the HTML specification, but that's
probably not great to rely on.
Okay, it appears that something magically turns line breaks in the autosummary
to simple spaces (U+20) for new pages. I'm guessing it's fixed on storage in
the database, but not on RSS feed or whatever RC bots use. I've set it to
happen higher up in the code, r18500. Please wait a few days for the code to be
resynced and then confirm whether it helped.
I did help. I've seen several instances of spaces in places
of line breaks on RC on IRC, no more concatenated lines.