I have a private wiki setup, and in the last week or so I've noticed that
some of the text on some of the pages is getting garbled. This is a big
problem, and I was hoping someone could help me diagnose (and hopefully fix)
I've put together some screenshots to illustrate the problem at
Screenshot #1 shows what one of the pages looks like -- this page hasn't
been updated since September 2007, but as you can see the formatting and
text is all garbled, as is the table of contents (which reflects the
garbling of headers below).
Screenshot #2 shows what happens when I click "edit" on that page -- the
wikitext that is displayed looks fine, which suggests to me it's some sort
of parsing problem rather than the underlying data being corrupted.
Screenshot #3 shows me copying the top bit of that previous page, going to a
new "Sandbox" page and pasting it in there.
Scerenshot #4 shows the "Sandbox" page after I've saved it -- as you can see
it gets garbled again.
Screenshot #5 shows a bit of the "View Source" output of that Sandbox page
-- note that the html tags like <p></p> seem to be in odd spots, chopping
headings in half etc.
Regarding my MediaWiki set up, I think I'm using 1.12.0. The only extension
I had installed was FCKEditor (recently disabled). I haven't made any
changes to it for many months, but just noticed this problem appearing on
some pages (but not all) in the last week or so.
Anyone have any ideas what I can do to further diagnose or fix this? And
whether it's likely to be a database problem or something else?
I think this is a MW rather than SMW question :
Is there a way to pick up the current date? ( I want to save the date a page
is created/updated through a semantic template so as I can sort page
results from an inline query. )
I have a problem here with my wiki (again). I have to say that it's
not running on real server hardware (no budget). Instead, we're using
some dual core intel with 3.2 Ghz. We're a company of around 200
users, of which only a few will use the wiki, so I guess we didn't
underestimate the load.
Coming back to the issue I have: I'd like to use the RSS feed feature,
but it takes way too long to load. In fact, it doesn't load at all. In
the logs, I see this line:
PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in
/data/www/wiki.ch.eu.colt/htdocs/includes/DifferenceEngine.php on line
Sometimes it's line 1871, but that's it for the difference.
When it loads the page successfully, my Firefox complains about empty
lines before the XML content. I expect that some extensions are not
properly written, but that's another problem.
I am running 1.12.0, according to the release notes.
After some more looking into it it doesn't seem to just be large pages
anymore. It would seem that random pages won't actually save after clicking
save just displays a white page. At first I made the assumption that the
pages were very large as we've had the problem before. That just isn't the
case even on short pages often when you click save it takes a very long time
and then gives you a nice white screen.
This is very frustrating..... any advice would be a big help !
We just migrated a rather large wiki to use mediawiki and we are running
into problems with the larger pages that we haven't experianced before. I've
just embedding 1/2 the page to solve the problem and that works but the
users 1. Don't know how to do that and 2. Don't want to do that as they've
never had to do it before. From what I can tell the issue stems from the
browser level as most documentation says. Is there a known work around for
this problem. It's a very large issue as people are typing a lot into a page
then saving it and they end up with a white screen .......... and no data is
Thank You and Sincerely,
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:36:24 -0400
> From: Daniel Barrett <danb(a)VistaPrint.com>
> Subject: [Mediawiki-l] 2-table update using Database.php?
> To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
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> Is there a way to perform a two-table SQL Update statement using
> functions in Database.php?
> update table1, table2
> set table1.x = table2.y
> where table1.foo = table2.bar
> Function Database.php::update() appears to accept only a single
> table name. (This is in MW 1.12.)
mmm... this seems a SQL issue :-)
well, you can update joined table, but you must select the PK.
select table1.id, table1.x as x, table2.id, table2.y as y
where table1.foo = table2.bar )
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Is there any way that the layout of this front page:
can be made to look the same in IE and FF browsers? In FF, the separation
between the two vertical sections, and between them and the top horizontal
section, is how I want it, but in IE there is much less of a gap and I think
it looks cramped. The code in the wikitext is simply adapted from another
wiki and I don't know enough to know if it is possible to wrtie the code in
such a way that the separation is the same in both browsers.
When adding and activating the spam blacklist extension and the list from
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist , I get a lot of data
from the extension before the actual content.
I am probably missing something as noone else has seen this, but how do I
get rid of it.