[Mediawiki-l] Strange wiki behavior.

John W Foster johnwfoster at verizon.net
Thu Jan 24 03:09:05 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.
OK scrub the first reply. I followed your tip and I had indeed enabled
the runtime use of Magic Quotes in my php.ini that is used by apache. I
disabled it and VOILA "NO MORE ERRORS. All is well again. Thanks for the

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