Last modified: 2008-01-09 01:25:14 UTC

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Bug 12544 - Stray apostrophe in template renderer
Stray apostrophe in template renderer
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-01-08 08:57 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2008-01-09 01:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2008-01-08 08:57:00 UTC

Notice the stray apostrophe underneath the image in the infobox on the right.

The template in question is:

I've experimented with it a bit and it seems that the apostrophe is generated by this line:

{{!}} style="vertical-align: middle; {{#if:{{{image2|}}}|padding-right:3px}}" align="center" {{!}} [[Image:{{{image<noinclude>{{!}}Placeholder.png</noinclude>}}}{{#if:{{{imgsize|}}}|{{!}}{{{imgsize}}}px}}<noinclude>{{!}}230px</noinclude>]]<br />''{{{caption| }}}''

The code -> ''{{{caption| }}}'' <- appears to be rendered as an apostrophe if an image but no caption is given. If no image is given, or a caption is given, or both, the bug does not occur.
Comment 1 Tim Starling 2008-01-09 01:25:14 UTC
In the template invocation, you had caption set to an empty string, it wasn't missing altogether. Thus ''{{caption| }}'' was expanded to '''', not '' ''. '''' is interpreted as an apostrophe plus a switch to bold. There are many possible fixes for this, and I have implemented one of them in the template.

Not a MediaWiki bug: {{test|x=}} will cause {{{x|default}}} to give an empty string, not "default". This is appropriate and stable behaviour. 

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