[Mediawiki-l] Strange wiki behavior.
John W Foster
johnwfoster at verizon.net
Thu Jan 24 02:46:01 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 23:29 +0100, Platonides wrote:
> John W Foster wrote:
> > I recentlyhave this problem develop. I was doing some editing and at
> > some point I decided to open the main page of my wiki to my complete
> > astonishment all the color blocks was gone and uopn looking ate the
> > source code I discovered that every equal sign = = = in the page had
> > been replace with \'\'\'\' I checked several pages and it is consistant
> > through out the entire wiki site. Anyone know what to do??
> > Second issue is I believe this might a corrupt table in the database.
> > Upon looking for the saved content I can not locate where the actual
> > content is stored. The database seems OK but I wanted to look at some of
> > the pages in a text viewer outside the wiki system. I don't know where
> > Mediawiki is storing the content. Any help please.
> > Thanks!
> > Frosty
> > BTW if you want to take a look the wiki is http://www.physicswiki.net
> > and I really need some pointers. I am new to managing a wiki siute.
> Are you sure it's the = signs replace by \' and not ' replaced to \' ?
> That seems more likely to me from the context. That would also be
> explained by "features" like magic_quotes. Just that Mediawiki is magic
> quotes aware. So my guess is that there's anything else reescaping the
> page contents for the db.
Well, right you are, I did a completely empty page and used every item
in the button lineup and the only ones that were altered when I saved it
were the one where the wiki formatting in a ' as you said. Now the
question is WHY??? What is the Magic Quotes? Any Help is appreciated. I
will also googlke it to see what I can learn.
Thanks for the pointers to a nooooby!
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