Originally from: http://sourceforge.net/p/pywikipediabot/bugs/1334/
Reported by: Anonymous user / bachinchi
Created on: 2011-08-28 15:13:07
Subject: Self closing tags
Since MW 1.16 wgHtml5 and wgWellFormedXml are turned on by default. And cosmetic_changes.py still changes things like <br> to <br />, I don't see any reason for that. There are three options we have here:
- Stop making these kind of changes
- Make these changes "complete" and add some tags that are not fixed (eg. <hr> to <hr /> )
- Do just the opposite, and let the MW fix the tags (eg. a <br/> to <br>, etc)
I like the third option, because it makes the code easier to read for editors.
In the attachment there's a patch to apply the third option.
Pywikipedia [http] trunk/pywikipedia (r9462, 2011/08/28, 11:34:03)
Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Aug 07 2010, 16:54:59) [GCC]
use_api = True
use_api_login = True