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Cannot include template:R with "{{R}}"
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Author: fyrenmoo

On a wiki I contribute to running 1.7.1 as well as on English Wikipedia (as of
this report), including template:R with {{R}} doesn't work as expected and
includes nothing. {{r}} works as expected by including template:R. Using
{{subst:R}} similarly substitutes nothing while {{subst:r}} substitutes in the

I think this might have been caused by the change to the "raw" syntax for
variables (e.g. {{NUMBEROFPAGES:R}}, see, but I'm

Version: 1.7.x
Severity: minor



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Please include a URL to a specific page showing the problem

fyrenmoo wrote:

Template:R isn't used anywhere on English Wikipedia, so I made an example in the

fyrenmoo wrote:

This happens because the new way of getting the raw values of some magic words
added "R" as a magic word itself (with ID "rawsuffix"). So when the parser is
doing variable substitution, it sees {{R}} as a magic word rather than a
template and then replaces it with the result of getVariableValue('rawsuffix'),
which is always null.

jimmy.collins wrote:

When R is an magic word and cannot be used as template name, this bug should be
closed as invalid.

ayg wrote:

Surely something not likely to be duplicated by end-users could be used instead.

ayg wrote:

*** Bug 7822 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

robchur wrote:

Tentative patch

Patch introduces the concept of magic words which are "modifiers", and alters the parser to ignore such when dealing with magic words in Parser::replaceVariables(), then adds "rawsuffix" to the default list.

Seems to work in testing and doesn't seem to cause problems, but I'd like this one reviewed.


Hmmm, sounds reasonable I guess? Unless they're supposed to be more broken up by location.

webboy wrote:

Why is 'rawsuffix' in MagicWord::$mVariableIDs?

Index: includes/MagicWord.php

  • includes/MagicWord.php (revision 23739)

+++ includes/MagicWord.php (working copy)
@@ -86,7 +86,6 @@

  • 'rawsuffix', 'newsectionlink', 'numberofpages', 'currentversion',

fixes this bug.