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Item5150: EditTablePlugin: find another way to escape twiki variables inside the table

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I have placed the first rendering of the table inside beforeCommonTagsHandler to prevent variable from getting expanded. But this is causing all sorts of (advanced usage) problems. There must be another way to prevent escaping. Perhaps I can first loop over the table contents in beforeCommonTagsHandler and protect the variables, and later unprotect them.

-- TWiki:Main/ArthurClemens - 18 Dec 2007

Hm, why had your change been necessary? What were the problems you needed to cure? Must have missed the relevant Item topics or I would have reported that bug earlier. Thought it was a false setup of my local installation. -- Don't know anything about your code, but would the introduction of $percnt, $quot, $dollar, ... as done for TwistyPlugin help here too?

-- TWiki:Main.FranzJosefGigler - 19 Dec 2007

The bug was raised in Item3890.

Mini spec:

  • TWiki variables like %Y% should not get expanded when editing
  • TWiki variables in the format parameter should not get expanded either, or should be written with $percnt to prevent first time expansion

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 19 Dec 2007

I am quiet confident I have fixed the problem. But I will spend some more time testing and adding tests.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 19 Dec 2007

Closed with Item3890.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 22 Dec 2007

Summary EditTablePlugin: find another way to escape twiki variables inside the table
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens

SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Tue, 18 Dec 2007, build 16029
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Component EditTablePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r6 - 2007-12-22 - ArthurClemens
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