Software variables (e.g. {{ns:user}}) cannot be used to define the source of a template inclusion
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Author: rowan.collins

The syntax {{{{ns:user}}:Foo/Bar}} ought to behave the same as {{User:Foo/Bar}}
on a wiki where "{{ns:user}}" translates to "User" (i.e. it ought to include
that page). Instead, it breaks and is output directly as "{{User:Foo/Bar}}" (or
whatever the correct value of "{{ns:user}} is).

Apart from just using the local name in the template anyway, there is a
workaround for this: the built-in "canonical names" for the namespaces (which
are the English ones) can be used on any wiki. Therefore {{User:Foo/Bar}} will
include the page {{Benutzer:Foo/Bar}} on a German wiki, and so on.

For that reason, and because other variables, such as {{SITENAME}}, seem to work
OK, I'm going to call this 'minor severity' and 'low priority'.

[+keyword "parser", since this is probably only not working because of the
complexity of making something else work in the current not-a-parser]

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyNov 16 2004, 1:43 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 9 2005, 6:26 AM

gangleri wrote:

This bug relates to bug 662. It might be a duplicate of bug 662 or depend on bug

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 21 2005, 1:57 PM

avarab wrote:

It's a duplicate of bug 662

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 662 ***

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