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Bug 43685 - Tag magic word has problem handling empty parameter
Tag magic word has problem handling empty parameter
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2013-01-06 17:51 UTC by Huji
Modified: 2014-06-13 16:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Huji 2013-01-06 17:51:40 UTC
Please take a look at this example:

For some reason, when an empty parameter "name" is passed, despite the fact that it is empty, the output of the tag changes.
Comment 1 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-03-10 16:31:33 UTC
That doesnt look wrong to me.... you are passing the empty string...
Comment 2 Dalba 2013-03-10 19:54:23 UTC
Maybe not wrong but is this behavior really needed?

For example when trying to create a wrapper template for <ref> tag, if the tag treated emptiness the same as  undefinedness, something like this could work:


But currently I can't find a way to write it without name and group interference (Mainly because it is needed to use an #if function to determine empty strings AND pipe characters in #if functions will interfere with those of the ref tag)
Comment 3 Dalba 2013-03-11 07:22:18 UTC
I stand corrected. You can ignore my last comment.
I think I finally found a way to do it:


(Use #if outside of #tag, not inside it)
Comment 4 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-03-11 19:34:20 UTC
Another method (hacky) that might work is append extra junk to the name parameter if its not used so that the param becomes some other param.


(Have not tested)

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