[Mediawiki-l] Bug or feature?

Rowan Collins rowan.collins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 17:28:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:07:48 +0100, Moritz Karbach <mailinglist at karba.ch> wrote:
> in v1.4beta5 one has to insert a space, if one likes to use advanced
> subscriptions of thumbnails like this:
> [[Bild:030128.jpg|thumb|320px|[http://www.foo.de www.foo.de] ]]

Parsing image captions under the current code is an absolute
nightmare, so I'd say this is probably a completely unintentional bug,
but one which is so minor as to be not worth fixing. My guess is that
without the space, the brackets are being interpretted as ]] + ]
rather than ] + ]], but trying to fix this is so likely to have side
effects (given the number of problems we've had in the past) that I'd
advise against anyone bothering to fiddle (apart from anything else,
the code is probably rather ugly).

Rowan Collins BSc

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