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Item5464: ALLOWTOPICRENAME should not apply to attachments

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Situation: User is not a member of TWikiAdminGroup

Page has


User attempts to delete an attachment on the topic.

Access rename not allowed on topic

This violates the Principle of Least Surprise. Deleting an attachment should fall under ALLOWTOPICCHANGE. The topic is not being renamed in this case.

Note that adding or "managing" an attachment falls under TOPICCHANGE as expected.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 22 Mar 2008

Possible enhancement: ALLOWATTACHMENT* options might be interesting

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 23 Mar 2008

I think your original proposal is best and I agree that it is a bug that ALLOWTOPICRENAME affects renaming an attachment.

I do not think we need more complex access rights. The most reasonable fix would be to let ALLOWTOPICCHANGE be what limits renaming of attachments and only let ALLOWTOPICRENAME control renaming the topic name.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 23 Mar 2008

Kenneth - agreed. Just an idea on the additional "Attachment" rights. My primary concern is that adding (or deleting or updating) an attachment should all fall under TOPICCHANGE.

-- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 25 Mar 2008

Summary ALLOWTOPICRENAME should not apply to attachments
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 4.0.5, 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 09 Mar 2008, build 16496
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Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-03-25 - VickiBrown
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