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Bug 55 - Templates do not get expanded more than 5 times per page
Templates do not get expanded more than 5 times per page
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 95
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-15 15:41 UTC by Alan Barrett
Modified: 2004-08-21 23:18 UTC (History)
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Description Alan Barrett 2004-08-15 15:41:33 UTC
If the same template is used many times on the same page, then only the first five 
instances are expanded.  This is especially bad for the [[en:Wikipedia:Vandalism in 
progress]] page, where the {{Vip}} template is used many times.

I believe that the 5-expansions limit is intended to prevent infinite recursion.  
Please replace it with a better method that prevents recursion without placing 
arbitrary limits on the number of template expansions.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-08-15 20:08:46 UTC
This is actually working as intended. MediaWiki got a hard limit set to 5
template inclusions (MAX_INCLUDE_REPEAT).

The purpose is to prevent recursive / massive inclusions. A patch should
probably be made to
better fix this security trouble.
Comment 2 SJ 2004-08-16 01:01:00 UTC
A problem, for instnce, on en:ViP (where a bizarrely complex template is
suggested for use with every report).
Comment 3 SJ 2004-08-18 23:02:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 95 ***

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