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Bug 13826 - MediaWiki:Defaultns should accept Wikicode
MediaWiki:Defaultns should accept Wikicode
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-04-23 01:28 UTC by Mark Clements (HappyDog)
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:54 UTC (History)
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Description Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2008-04-23 01:28:15 UTC
I've just gone to my preferences page at (, if you're logged in), and the heading for the 'search in these namespaces by default' box contains the following text:

<br />Search in these namespaces by default:<br /><span style="font-size: 90%; font-weight: normal;"><i>(Note: To be most useful it is advised that you include 'Main', 'Help' and 'Manual' as a minimum.)</i></span>

This used to work fine, but it appears that this setting no longer accepts HTML markup.  

This should probably be reverted.
Comment 1 Huji 2008-04-24 14:40:24 UTC
I asked Werdna to fix and now the bug is fixed.
Comment 2 Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2008-04-24 14:53:58 UTC
Unfortunately that is not a solution, but a less-than-optimal workaround.  There is now a really long heading for this box on the preferences page, where really we want the heading in bold and then a smaller note about recommended usage.

Why was this changed from accepting HTML?  Is there are reason why it can't be changed back?
Comment 3 Huji 2008-04-24 14:56:15 UTC
Mark. What you're asking here can be done without enabling HTML. HTML is disabled for security reasons. However, I believe what you're asking here is to enable "wikicode" for that message. I'm changing the question's summary now. Someone will take care of it sooner or later.
Comment 4 Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2008-04-24 15:56:39 UTC
Yeah, I guess so.  I'm assuming that wiki code for messages allows the same limited HTML markup (e.g. <div> tags) that are allowed for the main page text?  If so then that is fine.
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2008-05-29 07:06:30 UTC
With r35531 'defaultns' moved from the legend of the fieldset into the fieldset as explanation text. Wikisyntax can now be used.
New message 'prefs-namespaces' for the legend

Tweak the search options a bit by adding a nice fieldset/legend (new message: 'prefs-searchoptions')

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