[Mediawiki-l] Strange string (UNIQ3e6d296734fe3fa4-h-0--QINU) in front of headlines?

Jan Steinman Jan at Bytesmiths.com
Wed Jan 20 17:53:23 UTC 2010

> From: "Christensen, Courtney" <ChristensenC at battelle.org>
> From: Claus Juhl Knudsen Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:15 AM
>> The following string (UNIQ3e6d296734fe3fa4-h-0--QINU) is appended  
>> right in
>> front of an 'h1'-tag on my wikis homepage (see:
>> http://www.wikisilkeborg.dk/index.php5/Forside) and again below,  
>> where I'm
>> using the extension "NewPages" to display a list of the 10 most  
>> recent
>> articles. Does anybody know what the problem might be? Any thoughts  
>> are more
>> than welcome as this problem relates to the mainpage.
>> UNIQ3e6d296734fe3fa4-h-0--QINU
>> -- 
>> Claus Juhl Knudsen
> That string is a place holder that the parser puts in under certain  
> circumstances.  Sometimes it only shows up the first time the page  
> is parsed (try hard refreshing).  Other times you are stuck with  
> it.  It usually has to do with how text is rendered through an  
> extension.

Aw man, I struggled with that for DAYS a few months ago!

I was using the <tasks>...</tasks> extension, and using it in an  
indented list of any sort would break indenting, which rendered it  
useless for us. I finally this "UNIQ-QINU" crap, which was inserting a  
newline BEFORE indented lists were being parsed, which of course re- 
set the indentation level.

I commented it out of includes/parser/Parser.php, and that doesn't  
seem to have broken anything else, and now <tasks> work properly in  
indented lists.

> By the way the UNIQ--QINU problem is mentioned a lot in the mailing  
> list archives and is probably also mentioned in the MediaWiki site  
> if you care to Google a little.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the  
world. -- George Bernard Shaw
:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::

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