[Mediawiki-l] Unwanted <p> tags from the parser in my extension, can they be turned off?

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 14:23:51 UTC 2006

Or we could fix the sanitiser to remove all the common crap the parser inserts.

Rob Church

On 05/02/06, LJ <lukehjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
> So tonight I set off writing a short little extension for mediawiki, and got
> in a fight with the parser.
> My extensions characteristics, in short, are that: it takes arguments from
> my defined tags and the content between the tags, and inserts them into a
> javascript function.
> To make my javascript 'pretty', I like to stick a few \n's in the $input
> strings (the content between the tags).  Of course the parser is more then
> happy to turn these into:
> </p><p><br />
> </p><p><br />
> </p>
> <pre>
> (for 5 \n's), which really busts up the javascript.  :)
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_extensions_FAQ#How_can_I_avoid_modification_of_my_extension.27s_HTML_output.3F
> ... implies the parser would have to be mucked with to prevent conversion of
> the newlines.
> But!!!!... a section or two above, it's stated that when you forcibly render
> text with the parser, you can turn off the <p> tags with a simple 'false':
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_extensions_FAQ#How_do_I_render_wikitext_in_my_extension.3F
> I'd think it'd be a short step to allow the extension to set a variable, or
> call a method, essentially giving the parser the same 'false', as when it is
> called directly: $wgOut->parse('text', false);
> That sure would make life easier.
> E.g. $wgParser->setHook( "MyExtension", "renderMyExtension", 'false');  ...
> or maybe $wgParser->setPtag('false');
> Hopefully somebody can tell me if I've missed some easy answer, or this
> functionality is already there (no, I haven't read through Parser.php yet).
> Or a second best: that there would be interest into adding this into nearby
> release?
> I'm aware there is probably a 'long way' around this problem, i.e.: set a
> hook for ParserAfterTidy, then find my tags+content, strip my tags and their
> args, re-insert my args+content, and finally dump all of the page again...
> bleh...
> Thanks,
> Luke
> _______________________________________________
> MediaWiki-l mailing list
> MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l

More information about the MediaWiki-l mailing list