[Mediawiki-l] parser / renderer

Baeckeroot alain al2.baeckeroot at laposte.net
Fri Dec 24 17:38:03 UTC 2004

Le Jeudi 23 Décembre 2004 13:52, Rowan Collins a écrit :
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 17:28:14 +0100, Baeckeroot alain
> <al2.baeckeroot at laposte.net> wrote:
> >    We only need to read once the text, extract WIKIMARKS and put
> >     that in the right link table, but NOT render the html.
> > 
> >    The parser (should be renamed parse&render ?) is very complicated
> >     to understand, so i need help to find when the link stuff is done
> >     and skip all the html stuff.
> Because the "parser" isn't a real structured parser, you can't really
> do just parts - the links are checked in
> Parser::replaceInternalLinks(), but before you get there, you've got
> to have done things like removing <nowiki></nowiki> sections,
> transcluding {{templates}}, and probably other things I haven't
> thought of. So the fact that it generates HTML while it's doing it is
> a relatively small price (and of course makes things *simpler* for 99%
> of cases where the "parser" is used), the big overhead is probably
> getting there in the first place...
> [That said, if you can find a non-ugly way of doing it, you could
> perhaps avoid some particularly expensive steps - like rendering the
> HTML for image links, as long as you don't mess with the
> semi-recursive part of replaceInternalLinks() that deals with links
> inside captions.]
> -- 
> Rowan Collins BSc
> [IMSoP]
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