Defect #23341

Markdown Table formatting breaks with redmine wiki links

Added by Ben Blanco almost 3 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

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Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Text formatting
Target version:Candidate for next minor release
Resolution: Affected version:3.2.3


When formatting a table in markdown, and inserting internal wiki links via [[wiki_page_name|custom name]], such as:

| header | [[FAQ]] | [[Plugins|List of Plugins]] |
| aaa    | bbb     | ccc                         |

The [[Plugins|List of Plugins]] will get incorrectly truncated at | which is interpreted as signaling the end of that column, and hence the URL link is not generated as it breaks off before reaching the ]].

redmine_3.4.2.png (3.87 KB) Ben Blanco, 2017-10-11 17:14

23341.patch Magnifier (1.27 KB) Takenori TAKAKI, 2018-11-14 14:19

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #29852: Cannot use Wiki link with a different name in the table o... Closed


#1 Updated by Ben Blanco almost 3 years ago

FWIW, in the meantime, the following workaround is available:

Instead of [[wiki_page_name|custom name]] one can write [custom name](wiki_page_name).

Updating the above table example:

| header | [[FAQ]] | [List of Plugins](Plugins) |
| aaa    | bbb     | ccc                        |

Disclaimer: I don't know if this workaround would work for cross-project-wiki references...

#2 Updated by Ben Blanco over 1 year ago

FYI - This problem remains in latest redmine v3.4.2 (and its updated redcarpet gem)

In redmine 3.3.x and 3.4.x, it renders as such:

Could this problem be due to redcarpet gem itself, vs. redmine's integration of redcarpet..?

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA 7 months ago

  • Related to Defect #29852: Cannot use Wiki link with a different name in the table of markdown added

#4 Updated by Takenori TAKAKI 6 months ago

I confirmed that redcarpet gem cannot distinguish '|'.
To solve this problem, It is necessary to replace '|', before and after redcarpet is formatting Markdown to HTML.
So, I made a patch that overrides Redcarpet::Render::HTML#preprocess and #postprocess methods and replace '|'.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA 6 months ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next minor release

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