Request for [[special:WrongSyntax]]
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Author: gangleri

Description:
Hallo!

Beside the examples mentioned at
Bug 885: Silent insertion of code by the parser
MediaWiki can detect a lot of syntax errors as the one described at
Bug 2702: The parser will fail to match tags on input like ''[http://example.com
text'']
Similar examples can (probably) be found via
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&&bug_file_loc=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=parsertest&order=Bug+Number

If people want to know what happens in a wiki, how many times inproper syntax
was used by "User Joe" and others there is no mechanism known to me today which
can provide an answer.

*request*
An extension could log syntax anomalies in a new table where the revision_id
(not the associated title) is stored together with the list of errorcodes.
[[special:WrongSyntax]] should list the (unsolved) revisions, should flag
"current revisions", provide links to history and to diff's with the current
revision.

A mechanism like the one used to patroll edits should allow (persons having this
rigth) removing revision_id's from the table (alternatively flag them as resolved).

Syntax validation might / should be available when editing. Via
[[special:Preferences]] users should be able to enable a "Validate" button or
not. The default setting should be "disabeled" or selectable in LocalSettings.php.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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