On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Daniel Barrett <danb(a)vistaprint.com> wrote:
Is there a function in MediaWiki core that applies
to a string? For example, I'm writing a parser function, and I want its
output to be the literal string:
and not a boldface <b>foo</b>.
I tried CoreParserTags::nowiki(), but this only escapes angled brackets.
There's a couple different things you might want here.
One is wfEscapeWikiText(), which does HTML-style charcter reference encoding
on a bunch of characters that would otherwise get interpreted as some sort
of markup. This gets used in various places when producing output that's
meant to render as plain text in a wiki-ish bit.
Another thing you may be able to do is to actually insert a 'nowiki'
extension node into your output, using the fancy object tree return (maybe?)
or just by sticking it in a literal '<nowiki>...</nowiki>' in your