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Bug 52548 - A newline is prepended to a module invocation that returns text starting with an asterisk
A newline is prepended to a module invocation that returns text starting with...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 12974
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Scribunto (Other open bugs)
All All
: Unprioritized normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 12974
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Reported: 2013-08-05 15:39 UTC by CodeCat
Modified: 2013-08-05 15:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description CodeCat 2013-08-05 15:39:45 UTC
When the invocation of a module returns text with an asterisk as the first character, Scribunto prepends a newline to the text. This is obviously undesirable because it makes it impossible to do any further processing on the output of such an invocation.

To reproduce:

* Make a module with a function that returns "*test"
* Write in a wiki page: test{{#invoke:(your module)|(your function)}}

You'd expect this to return


but instead you get


which the software then interprets as a bullet list.
Comment 1 Bartosz Dziewoński 2013-08-05 15:42:25 UTC
This is yet another clever feature of MediaWiki's parser, see bug 12974.
Comment 2 Brad Jorsch 2013-08-05 15:45:39 UTC
{{#invoke}} is a parser function, so this is a duplicate, not just a "depends on".

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 12974 ***

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