Don't remove whitespace before [[Category:...]]
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Alas [[Category:Whatever]] eats nearby whitespace.
A shame, as it doesn't need to but it does.
Why can't it just mind its own business, and not tamper with
preceding and following whitespace, if indeed any.

What's the big deal you ask? Well, templates like
have no way of restoring those surrounding whitespace conditions,
even with the <noinclude> tacked on before any newline.

Users might start thinking they must now pass the surrounding
whitespace into the template just to protect it.

Same with just [[:Category:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]], only a following space
is preserved, not a preceding one.

Would the UNIX m4 preprocessor gobble whitespace like [[Category... ?

Version: 1.7.x
Severity: minor


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Jidanni created this task.Dec 25 2006, 5:30 PM

ayg wrote:

I think this is so that you don't have ugly whitespace at the end of an article,
but if that were the only reason, why don't we just strip whitespace from the
end of the article instead of from before categories? Maybe I'm wrong.

webboy wrote:

Try using
instead of

webmaster wrote:

If WebBoy's suggestion fixed it, I suppose we can close this bug.

brion added a comment.Dec 5 2007, 8:29 PM
  • Bug 11908 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 17988 ***

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