[arch-releng] {{Article summary text}} template on mediawiki

Henning Garus henning.garus at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 7 06:41:23 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Henning
Garus<henning.garus at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> By compressing the text and removing some links I can usually make it work, but of course it would be nice to have the links.
>> And I'm not sure what exactly causes this problem.
>> Does anyone know any inherent limitations of the {{Article summary text}} template or other things i should be aware of?
>> even if i check that the links are in wiki format and don't span multiple lines it doesn't work...
> It seems the wiki does not like the ? in the git url... Looking at
> ways to work around that now. Alternatively maybe just link to
> projects.archlinux.org ?

Actually I was wrong, but close, its the "=". I did not expect to find
a solution this fast, the Mediawiki documentation is better than I

>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Template#Restrictions_on_parameters_and_parameter_values

> Unnamed parameters cannot be assigned a value containing an equals sign (=); the parser will treat the equals sign as the assignment of a named parameter.

The page describes several workarounds, I think the most sensible is
prepending the parameter with "1=" , ie replace " {{Article summary
text| " with  " {{Article summary text| 1=" .

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