[Mediawiki-i18n] wfMessage()->parse() produces unexpected <pre> tag

Niklas Laxström niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 08:37:26 UTC 2014

2014/1/3 S Page <spage at wikimedia.org>

> Flow was supplying an empty string as a parameter to a message, due to a
> bug 59198. What surprised me is the rendered HTML turned into a
> preformatted (typewriter-style) block.  This happens  because the
> 'flow-topic-participants' message goes through parse(), and in wikitext a
> leading blank formats the text as a <pre> tag.  You can see this using
> eval.php:

Is there any other wikitext besides the magic words? You could just use
->text() instead of ->parse().

I fail to see importance of this problem if it is only triggered by other
bugs. Isn't it a good thing to fail in visible way so that issues are easy
to detect and get fixed?
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