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Item4352: Alias:<space> is translated by the InterwikiPlugin

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Alias:<space> should not be translated by the InterwikiPlugin.

I've found that by adding an Inter-Wiki Link in InterWikis with the external site alias = Note: causes the text Note:<space> to be translated by the InterwikiPlugin in every place that the text Note: something important is encountered. This is problematic because the use of Note:<space> is so very commonly used in regular text. The same buggy behaviour must also be true for any Alias:<space> that is defined.

I've marked this bug as urgent, because the InterwikiPlugin is a default plugin.

-- TWiki:Main/KeithHelfrich - 12 Jul 2007

If this is true then the same should happen here on bugs with a word like News.

Let us try.

First an example where the linking should happen. Link to News:war

And now an example where we should not have a link to News: war

I have tested this both on MAIN and on 4.1.2 and I do not see this bug. The reporter has given 4.0.1 as the version.

Nothing to do on this report.

Upgrade Keith! There are at least 2000 bugs solved since that version.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 13 Jul 2007

This on a 4.1.2 engine. But that does not matter at all. InterwikiPlugin has not changed for a long time. Let's have some more tests:

Note also that the alias does not work if found at the end of a bold string :

  • DONE There is rarely any News:peace to speak of
  • ALERT! There is rarely any News:peace
-- TWiki:Main.KeithHelfrich - 23 Jul 2007

Isn't this a spec discussion?

The regular expression can easily be changed to not support News:__ and support News:peace*, but the better way would be to just escape the TML correctly, i.e.:

  • Change News:__ into <nop>News:__
  • Change News:peace* into a link in square brackets (as it is also nescessary with regular wikiwords at the end of a bold)
Setting this to no action required, but please feel free to open spec discussion in TWiki:Plugins.InterwikiPluginDev. News: seems to be gone from <nop>TWikiUsers in the meantime.

-- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen - 27 Aug 2007

Summary Alias:<space> is translated by the InterwikiPlugin
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KeithHelfrich
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Thu, 28 Jun 2007, build 14298
AppliesTo Extension
Component InterwikiPlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-08-27 - SteffenPoulsen
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