[wikireader] error parsing automobile articles

Stroller stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Sat Nov 21 16:25:21 CET 2009

On 21 Nov 2009, at 13:04, Suco wrote:

> I've experienced an error, consisting on data dissapeared, when  
> reading articles related with cars. You can test this looking for  
> the article about "Nissan_GT-R", in the section Specifications:
> What you can see in wikireader: http://yfrog.com/2sdsc0048xj
> What appears on wikipedia article: http://yfrog.com/elscreenshot001mxp
> Is this some kind of parsing error?

I can only assume it's related to Wikipedia's "convert" function /  
markup / template.

If you click to edit the article you'll see it shows:

Production vehicles produce a manufacturer-claimed engine output of  
{{convert|474|bhp|kW|abbr=on}} at 6400 rpm and {{convert|434|lbft| 
N.m|abbr=on}} at 3200-5200 rpm.

If I look at the page in a browser and "view source" I can see this as:

Production vehicles produce a manufacturer-claimed engine output of  
474 bhp (353 kW) at 6400 rpm and 434 lb·ft  
(588 N·m) at 3200-5200 rpm.

Maybe it's related to the use of the " "??

This shows in multiple places in the paragraph.

In your screenshot it's most obvious because the missing 474bhp makes  
the sentence nonsense.

But also it's missing from the first sentence: that reads as "... the  
VR38DETT engine, a DOHC V6", but should read as "... the VR38DETT  
engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6"


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