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Bug 267 - Entering {{...}} as the title causes a page rendering error
Entering {{...}} as the title causes a page rendering error
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!{{stub}}
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-01 14:16 UTC by Faraaz Damji
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:35 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Faraaz Damji 2004-09-01 14:16:31 UTC
Entering {{...}} as the title of a Wikipedia page causes the software to put in
the actual template in inappropriate rather than displaying {{ and }} as the
title.  The following URLs illustrate the error:{{stub}}{{stub}}{{stub}}{{stub}}

It seems to happen in all Wikipedias

Even if the template doesn't exist, the problem still occurs:{{aksjdfkasjdf}}
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-01 22:35:48 UTC
The pagename should be escaped in the template.

Please edit it to use {{ÞAGENAMEE}} magicword instead of {{PAGENAME}}.
That should fix it.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-01 22:46:02 UTC
checking more. Doesn't seem to work correctly.
Comment 3 Faraaz Damji 2004-09-02 02:02:45 UTC
Please note that most of the URLs don't work (sorry).  I'll repost working links
in the same order:

Please note that this one seems to work just fine now:
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2004-09-10 22:03:57 UTC
{ and } should not have been added to the legal title characters as they have special function. They will be removed shortly, but there are a few broken 
pages that need to be resolved:*)/{Nav(*)}{geben}{by?}{be}{be}

The first is a test page, the others on pl have some content.
Comment 5 Timwi 2004-09-11 22:01:32 UTC
It seems that those pages no longer exist (except for the first one).
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2004-09-11 23:00:27 UTC
Cleaned up the remaining broken titles and made the change. In 1.4 and 1.3 CVS and live on WP.

These titles will now trigger a "bad title" error instead of bizarre corrupting things.

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