Templates and tables {{infobox ship begin}}
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Description

This is going to give you a headache

{{Infobox ship begin}}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_ship_begin
is used in 26840 pages. I provides styling for tables used to make infoboxes relating to ships. It is used like

{|{{Infobox ship begin}}
{{Infobox ship image

Ship image=[[File:Whydah-model.jpg|300px]]
Ship caption=The ''Whydah Gally'' (1716–1717)

}}
{{Infobox Ship Career
...
}}

-
Commanded by:
Cap't. [[Lawrence Prince]]

...

}

The template transcludes {{WPMILHIST Infobox style}} which provides CSS styling
class="infobox {{#if:{{{2|}}}|{{{2}}}}}" style="float: right; clear: right; width: 315px; border-spacing: 2px; text-align: left; font-size: 90%;"
So the table start tag and its styling are separate.

Unsurprisingly VE fails to edit pages with this template correctly. The following was reported at
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback&oldid=572065469

Open the article in the visual editor, e.g. by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah_Gally?veaction=edit
Observe the article now leads with the out-of-place text
<nowiki>class="infobox " style="float: right; clear: right; width: 315px; border-spacing: 2px; text-align: left; font-size: 90%;"</nowiki>
try to click "save page" but note that it is not active
make a trivial change so that "save page" is active. Click it
Click "review your changes", not that it says that
<nowiki>{{Italic title}}{|{{Infobox ship begin}}</nowiki>
was replaced with
<nowiki>{{Italic title}}{{Infobox ship begin}}
{|{{Infobox ship begin}}</nowiki>


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a project: Parsoid.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:01 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz53927.
SalixAlba created this task.Via LegacySep 8 2013, 8:56 PM
ssastry added a comment.Via ConduitSep 11 2013, 12:57 AM

Thanks for filing the report. We should have a fix for the edit corruption bug soon (it will be fixed as part of a patch that Arlo is working on). More later on the other parts of the bug, once we discuss how to handle this.

ssastry added a comment.Via ConduitDec 2 2013, 8:16 PM
  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 53139 ***

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