Defect #1334

Wiki formatting character *_ and _*

Added by James Byrne over 9 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2008-05-30
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:1.0.0 (RC)
Resolution:Fixed Affected version:0.7.1


The wiki formatter enforces a non-obvious dependency on strong '*' and emphasis '_' tags. Specifically, emphasis tag characters must be contained within strong tag characters. Thus This Text is Bold Italic; but This text has '' Italicized as Well* .

Making this worse is that Redmine 0.7, when importing from Trac (which uses various numbers of ' to accomplish the same thing), substitutes "_*text*_" for " '''''text''''' " when the equivalent in Redmine should be text. Lastly, Redmine does not properly parse text formatting that is enclosed in any adjacent characters without a whitespace separator: (This is Not Formatted) ( but this is ).

I suggest that the dependency be removed and that '_*x*_' display the same as '*_x_*'. I have mixed feelings about whether or not formatting tags should require whitespace separation from surrounding text.

Finally, I cannot get a preview of this submission, all I see is a frame with the word Preview in the upper left corner; much like a html fieldset legend with empty contents.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #3089: Text formatting sometimes breaks when combined Closed 2009-04-01

Associated revisions

Revision 3563
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 7 years ago

Fixed: text formatting breaks when using parenthesis inside bold tags (#1334).


#1 Updated by James Byrne over 9 years ago

Actually, what the Trac import routine does is output this:

'''''text''''' becomes text

#2 Updated by James Byrne over 9 years ago

Let me try that again.

'''''text''''' becomes '_*text_*'

#3 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 9 years ago

  • Target version deleted (0.8)

#4 Updated by Joscha Drechsler over 8 years ago

The parser also produces erroneous output when using parenthesis:
'_one_' and '_two_' becomes one and two as it is supposed to.
but when you parenthise 'one' and 'two', what happens is:
'_(one)_' and '_(two)_' becomes (one) and (two) which is obviously not what it should look like.
and this happens also for bold string: '*one*' and '*two*' becomes (one) and (two)

#5 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 1.0.0 (RC)
  • Resolution set to Fixed

First part fixed in r3561. Last part in r3563.

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