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Bug 11414 - Add variable to (dis)allow templates in signatures
Add variable to (dis)allow templates in signatures
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 8179
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-09-21 03:52 UTC by Christopher John Harrington
Modified: 2009-02-23 06:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Christopher John Harrington 2007-09-21 03:52:15 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. Go into your preferences, and set your nickname to {{tl|tl}} on en.wikinews.
2. Save your preferences.
3. Watch your nickname get expanded to {{SUBST:tl|tl}}.

Ugly, bad, yuck, no.

One additional aspect is that it doesn't recursively expand. So a workaround is to have a template that transcludes the template you want.
Comment 1 Christopher John Harrington 2007-09-21 03:53:07 UTC
Oh, one key thing is that I only reproduced this on en.wikinews. Version page says MediaWiki: 1.12alpha (r25939).
Comment 2 Danny B. 2007-09-21 10:26:20 UTC
This is not a bug, this is feature... ;-)

I'm pretty sure this will be WONTFIX.
Comment 3 Christopher John Harrington 2007-09-21 13:51:23 UTC
Except that it produces an unexpected result with no explanation. Are templates disallowed in signatures or something? This should be a site policy thing, not a bug/feature of the software.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-09-21 14:43:58 UTC
Right, templates are disallowed in sigs.
Comment 5 Christopher John Harrington 2007-09-21 14:47:04 UTC
Why is that forced in code, as opposed to site policy?

As stated above, it is also easily circumvented. So enforcing policy in code also doesn't work.
Comment 6 Danny B. 2007-09-21 17:08:58 UTC
Some $wgAllowTemplatesInSignatures for LocalSettings.php with default false might be useful.
Comment 7 Danny B. 2008-02-16 13:18:38 UTC
Changed the summary to describe the issue better.
Comment 8 Anon Sricharoenchai 2009-02-23 06:58:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8179 ***

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