Last modified: 2007-06-03 21:20:42 UTC

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Bug 9929 - Spam blacklist does not work for URLs between <ref> tags
Spam blacklist does not work for URLs between <ref> tags
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Spam Blacklist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-05-16 16:53 UTC by anaconda
Modified: 2007-06-03 21:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description anaconda 2007-05-16 16:53:40 UTC
A user reported a malfunctioning of the blacklist on Meta (see URL above); I've done some tests and 
noticed that URLs between <ref> tags are ignored by this extension.
Comment 1 intelligent.nerd 2007-05-19 02:31:04 UTC
Please fix this, as this is leaving a rather large hole for spammers.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-05-19 16:27:42 UTC
I can't reproduce this such that a blacklisted URL is referenced on the page when saved. A blacklisted link between <ref></ref> tags is allowed through if no <references /> tag is present on the page, however, when the <references /> tag is present (which would cause the footnote to emit the URL), the filter appears to be working.

Please give a specific example of problematic markup that is causing a blacklisted URL to be accepted.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-05-21 17:22:38 UTC
Keep in mind that contents of a <ref> are never displayed or rendered anywhere if there is no <references/>, so they would do a spammer no good.
Comment 4 anaconda 2007-06-03 21:20:42 UTC
Oops. There was no <references/>... Closing as invalid - sorry.

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