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#4539 reopened defect (bug)

Abbreviated year followed by punctuation or markup doesn't texturize

Reported by: pah2 Owned by: jmstacey
Milestone: Future Release Priority: low
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: Formatting Keywords: has-patch westi-likes 3.4-early wptexturize
Focuses: Cc:


An abbreviated year followed by punctuation or markup doesn't texturize properly.

e.g. (Bruce Sterling, '97) is texturized as (Bruce Sterling, ‘97) when the apostrophe should be texturized as ’

e.g. <li>Casino Royale '06</li> is texturized as <li>Casino Royale, &#8216;06</li> when the apostrophe should be texturized as &#8217;

Attachments (14)

abbreviated_year_patch.diff (1.7 KB) - added by jmstacey 6 years ago.
fomatting.diff (1.7 KB) - added by mrmist 5 years ago.
wp-include formatting.php
20100412-0355UTC_abbr_year.diff (1.8 KB) - added by jmstacey 4 years ago.
Diffed against r14075.
4539_2_test_cases_fixed_1_left.diff (2.4 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
formatting_latest_fixes_all.diff (8.9 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
some_more_progress.php.diff (3.7 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-11-20.php.diff (11.0 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-11-21.php.diff (15.6 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-11-22.php.diff (18.0 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-11-27.php.diff (19.0 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-11-27-2.php.diff (21.1 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-12-09.php.diff (21.6 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
dev-snapshot-2010-12-11.php.diff (22.4 KB) - added by norbertm 3 years ago.
formatting-01.patch (733 bytes) - added by xibe 2 years ago.
"like" 42" patch.

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Change History (70)

comment:1 jmstacey6 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Owner changed from anonymous to jmstacey
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Version changed from 2.2.1 to 2.5

Note that the patch I attached also includes the patch I created for Ticket #1258.

comment:2 mrmist5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch needs-testing added; has-patch removed

I tried applying this against trunk 10289 but it didn't seem to fix the issue for me.

comment:3 mrmist5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch tested added; needs-patch needs-testing removed

my mistake, I was testing against the wrong site. D'oh.

The attached fixes the curly quotes and s and the issue above.

mrmist5 years ago

wp-include formatting.php

comment:4 mrmist5 years ago

Refreshed patch

comment:5 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Formatting

comment:6 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; has-patch tested removed

broken patch

comment:7 westi5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

Added Test cases for this to wordpress-tests.

Moving to Future Release until it has a working patch

comment:8 nacin4 years ago

#1258 and #11275 closed as duplicates.

jmstacey4 years ago

Diffed against r14075.

comment:9 follow-up: jmstacey4 years ago

  • Cc jon@… added
  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added; needs-patch removed

Here's another go ready for testing. This patch was created against r14075.

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 westi4 years ago

Replying to jmstacey:

Here's another go ready for testing. This patch was created against r14075.

Thank You!

comment:11 westi4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.0

comment:12 westi4 years ago

I ran the unit tests against the patch (http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-tests/wp-testcase/test_includes_formatting.php) with the following results:

  • TestWPTexturize::test_quotes_before_s - these tests now pass
  • TestWPTexturize::test_quotes - still fail
  • TestWPTexturize::test_quotes_before_numbers - simple case passes quoted case doesn't.

So we are heading in the right direction but still need some more work.

I'll commit the current patch but leave the ticket open for improvements.

comment:13 westi4 years ago

(In [14095]) Improve behaviour of wptexturize with respect to single quotes. See #4539 props jmstacey.

comment:14 scribu4 years ago

  • Priority changed from normal to low

comment:15 nacin4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; has-patch needs-testing removed
  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to 3.1

Going to punt this along for continued work.

comment:16 norbertm3 years ago

Working on a patch that makes all failing test cases pass.

comment:17 norbertm3 years ago

I was able to make 2 of the failing test cases pass by reorganizing the order of patterns in r16195.

Needs another patch for test_quotes() with HTML tags and tag attributes in it.

comment:18 norbertm3 years ago

  • Cc norbertm added

comment:19 norbertm3 years ago

Technically related to #15241.

comment:20 norbertm3 years ago

Almost done with the simplified patch that resolves all issues.

comment:21 norbertm3 years ago

Submitted a patch above with regexps rewritten from scratch that makes all existing test cases pass, enables disabled test cases to run, including skipped tests and I also added several new cases that all pass.

The only edge case it does not handle is when you want to combine units of degrees, specifically minutes and seconds with the same class of quotes, e.g. ' with ' and " with ". I don't think that can correctly be fixed.

The patch also adds support for quotes spanning multiple html tags and/or shortcodes.

It also fixes #15241.

comment:22 scribu3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

comment:23 westi3 years ago

([UT317]) Extra tests for wptexturize from #WP4539 props norbertm.

comment:24 westi3 years ago

I switched the escaped slashes back to using a double quoted string for the string with single quotes in in test_other_html so as to follow the WP Coding Standards.

comment:25 westi3 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

(In [16280]) Improved RegEx for quote matching in wptexturize. Fixes #4539 and #15241 props norbertm.

comment:26 PeteMall3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to 3.1

comment:27 nacin3 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

See my comment in #15241.

comment:28 nacin3 years ago

(In [16409]) Revert changes to wptexturize() until test cases pass. Reverts [16280], [16378]. see #4539 and #15241.

comment:29 norbertm3 years ago

Added snapshot of progress. Everything passes including #15241 except #15444. Working on that and test coverage.

comment:30 norbertm3 years ago

Added new snapshot.

Includes fix for #15444.
Follows WP coding standards.
Improved test coverage.

comment:31 nacin3 years ago

Cross-referencing #10606 as another one of those texturize bugs.

comment:32 follow-up: norbertm3 years ago

Updated patch and included further tests. Fixes #10606 as well.

Aiming to improve performance by getting rid of the two preg_replaces() within the while()s with no success so far (we need the count parameter that str_replace() does not have). Is this a performance sensitive function or cached?

comment:33 in reply to: ↑ 32 westi3 years ago

Replying to norbertm:

Is this a performance sensitive function or cached?

The output of this isn't cached

comment:34 follow-up: norbertm3 years ago

Let me see if I can further optimize it.

Any other tickets/concerns related to this?

comment:35 in reply to: ↑ 34 nacin3 years ago

Replying to norbertm:

Let me see if I can further optimize it.

Any other tickets/concerns related to this?

A quick search identified the following open texturize-related tickets: #4539 #4116 #6969 #8912 #10033 #15241 #15444.

comment:36 nacin3 years ago

Another: #14491.

comment:37 norbertm3 years ago

Thanks for collecting related tickets. Here is another patch.

Waiting for feedback on #14491.

Optimized code for performance by replacing two preg_replace()s to str_replace()s (and while()s to if()s).

WPTexturize test results: OK (21 tests, 130 assertions)

I think it's getting mature. Will post a followup once I'm done.

Any other thoughts?

comment:38 norbertm3 years ago

Working in #14491 which needs some rethinking.

comment:39 norbertm3 years ago

Next dev snapshot. Adds test cases and fix for #14491.

There is one issue left. How do you convert

'Class of '99'


&8216;Class of &8217;99&8217;

and not

&8216;Class of &8216;99&8217;

if you still want to convert '99' into &8216;99&8217;?

Obviously it depends on the starting quote but that's a leftover quote to be evaluated later to allow quote state to persist across tags and shortcodes. Still thinking about this.

comment:40 norbertm3 years ago

Another snapshot.

Fixes #4116, #4539, #8912, #10606, #14491, #15241, #15444.

Partially covers #6969 and #10033.

Includes a bunch of new unit tests all of which pass now (23 tests, 162 assertions in total).

I'm not totally confident with the current patterns and test coverage. Still reviewing those.

comment:41 norbertm3 years ago

Completed the review. I think it can't become much better than this. It's pretty well covered with tests too. If you have suggestions please post it, otherwise I think the patch could be applied and the fully covered tickets mentioned in the second post above can be closed together with this.

comment:42 nacin3 years ago

How's the performance?

comment:43 nacin3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Closed #15241, #10606, #15444 all as duplicates. Should be confirmed as fixed before this ticket is ultimately closed.

comment:44 xibe3 years ago

Then I'll paste my test-post from #10606, simply to present that some mundane punctuation uses still just don't work (only for closing quotes):

  • text "[link]".
  • text "[link]", text.
  • text "[link]"; text.
  • text "[link]"- text.
  • text "text [link]".
  • text "text [link]"...
  • text "text [link]"text.

All these have the opening quote applied instead of the closing quote (and then the locale is applied, the closing quote in fr-FR being "« ").

  • text "text number".
  • text "text number" text.

These last two have the correct closing quote applied, but the locale is not taken into account.

I did provide test cases for all of these, a year ago now. If they're wrong, let me know about it, I'll update them.

Test blog is running WordPress 3.1-beta1-16732.

comment:45 norbertm3 years ago

@xibe - It hasn't been committed to SVN yet. The patch is available above. It makes your test cases submitted in #10606 pass. To make sure I've included new tests for the simplified strings that you just submitted. All pass now.

comment:46 norbertm3 years ago

@nacin - As for performance, it's hard to tell because it highly depends on the strings that are passed to it. The original test suite did not pass and many tests were skipped so there's nothing to compare against. What would you suggest for benchmarking this? Please keep in mind that the original function returns incorrect results so we may be comparing code that generates incorrect vs correct output.

As for optimization, I was able to replace a preg_replace() to an str_replace() and a while() loop to a single if() by realizing the same could be accomplished with these better performing functions/constructs.

comment:47 westi3 years ago

  • Keywords 3.2-early added
  • Milestone changed from 3.1 to Future Release

@norbertm: Thanks for all your hard work on this.

I think it is best left for implementation in 3.2 so we get a good deal of time for the changes to soak in trunk.

comment:48 westi3 years ago

#9306 should be reviewed when the changes here are reviewed and committed.

comment:49 azaozz3 years ago

See #8912 re: commented HTML in the post content.

comment:50 westi2 years ago

  • Keywords westi-likes 3.4-early added; 3.2-early removed

comment:51 xibe2 years ago


May I ask for renewed interest in this ticket? Is that patch from norbertm 1 year ago still applicable (somehow I doubt it)? May I help in any way (not much of a coder, but I can add more tests to my batch from #11099)?

Thanks all!

xibe2 years ago

"like" 42" patch.

comment:52 xibe2 years ago

Tiny patch for those situation where a quote ends with digits.

comment:53 bjo19 months ago

  • Cc bjo added

I still have the issue in 3.4.2 with the wrong quotes in the case

text "[link]", text.
Last edited 19 months ago by bjo (previous) (diff)

comment:55 nacin3 months ago

#22971 was marked as a duplicate.

comment:56 nacin3 months ago

  • Keywords wptexturize added
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