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Bug 460 - Table rendering bug : extra </center> tags break table columns
Table rendering bug : extra </center> tags break table columns
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: html
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Reported: 2004-09-12 06:16 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:29 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SJ 2004-09-12 06:16:46 UTC
Including a stray </center> tag within a table cell (within a wikitable, that
is) will ruin multicolumn formatting (in a rather hard-to-localize way).
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-20 16:59:21 UTC
We are not going to implement fix for user errors. Just don't enter
the additional </center> tag.
Comment 2 JeLuF 2004-09-20 17:04:53 UTC
The additional </center> breaks XHTML validity. 
Comment 3 Wil Mahan 2004-09-24 19:06:47 UTC
I'm having trouble reproducing this--could someone make a test case?
Comment 4 Zigger 2004-11-22 16:22:24 UTC
I don't know if this matches the original reporter's issue, but here's a test
case with an unmatched </center>.  In v1.4-prealpha/HEAD it produces an escaped
</center> after a left-aligned "a", while in v1.37wm the cell just has a
left-aligned "a".  The unmatched <center> ("d") renders ok in both, but in the
XHTML becomes an unmatched <div> in v1.4-prealpha/HEAD, while v1.37wm has
matched div tags.

Comment 5 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-07-13 21:18:42 UTC
The way we fix tags is wrong, there is a preg_replace using a
set of rules:
 <center> to <div class="center">
 </center> to </div>

I replaced that to replace blocks instead like:
 <center>.*</center> to <div class="center">\1</div>

Unmatched <center> or </center> alone will no more be replaced.

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