Some <inputbox> parameters broken
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The extension has some parameters broken in Wikimedia Fundation project like Wikinews

For the following source wiki code :
preload=Page:Football/Première page
editintro=Page:Football/Intro nouvel article
defaulttext=Championnat de France 2008/2009 de Ligue x :

So, I see now two bugs in french wikinews :

  • 'default' parameter is broken and doesn't display text entered
  • The 'createarticle' message is broken, too. The submit button display now : Submit Query instead 'Create Article' from createarticle message in InputBox.i18n.php file.

I think it's a problem about parametring Wikimedia Project : the extension works perfectly in my own wiki.

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Severity: normal
OS: Linux
Platform: PC


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Grondin created this task.Oct 25 2008, 2:19 PM

screenshot of input box


The 'createarticle' message is not broken. It's not used. 'Submit Query' is the default text on your browser for buttons without caption.
The value attribute is missing: <input name="create" class="createboxButton" type="submit">

Sorry, With the same code, Inputbox runs perfectly with the same browser in my own wiki. So, the code : input name="create" class="createboxButton" type="submit"> does'nt run on Wikimedia project.

It's really a Wikimedia bug.

Yesterday, the code run perfectly in french wikinews, it seems it's due to a mediawiki update on Wikimedia project

I think this bug is caused by r42257 which replaces tabs with &#9; entities. For the inputboxes, the following happens:

<input class="createboxInput" name="title" type="hidden"
\tvalue="Test" size="50" />

is converted to

<input class="createboxInput" name="title" type="hidden"
&#9;value="Test" size="50" />

which causes Tidy to remove the value attribute from the tag.

P.S. This also affects en.wikipedia: [[Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Wizard-Ready for submission]] is currently redirecting to the main page, when anons try to submit a new article.
This can be fixed by either removing the tabs from the output at /extensions/inputbox/inputbox.php or by reverting r42257

Patch to remove tabs from inputbox output

adding patch to remove tabs from inputbox form (see comments above)

Attached: inputboxtabs.patch

Ahonc added a comment.Oct 27 2008, 8:52 PM

I see the text on the button «Надіслати» (in Ukrainian) and some my friends from Ukrainian Wikipedia see the text «Отправить запрос» (in Russian)

That's because the value parameter isn'tbeing provided, Anatoliy. The difference lies on your different browsers/browser configurations. Will be fixed with this bug.

After refactoring the code, this problem has been solved. It ended up that using tidy html combined with using a tag with attributes that span more than one line would result in truncating the attributes which were not on the first line.

MSGJ added a comment.Oct 28 2008, 12:45 PM

This problem is still apparent on en.wikipedia. For example, see is not using the latest version. The new version does not use tables for instance. is also not running the latest version. Look at the code it's outputting. The latest version uses divs instead of tables and the style parameter to set the background color instead of bgcolor.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

(In reply to comment #13)

Well it's not even working at

I think what he's trying to say is that the bug has been fixed in SVN, but it has not gone live yet. If that's the case, this should be re-marked as FIXED. Perhaps noting the revision number here so users can compare to Special:Version would be prudent.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

Though it's not noted in the commit message, r42662 is the fix.

soxred93 wrote:

*** Bug 16307 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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