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Item6032: moving a topic accross webs destroys its twikiform

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How to reproduce:

  1. in TestWeb1 (or whatever you cal lit), create a form ContactForm with a formfield CompanyName
  2. create a topic CompanyName (not sure if that step is needed)
  3. create a topic and attach this form to it
  4. move it to another web TestWeb2
  5. check out the data of the form after it has been moved using ?raw=all
  6. your formfield ContactForm has been renamed to TestWeb1.ContactForm and thus has destroyed any code (e.g. $meta->get('FIELD', 'CompanyName') ) that relied on it to be called ContactForm and not TestWeb1.ContactForm .

How do we resolve this? Is it okay to never ever rewrite formfield names (and titles)? When would you expect formfield names to be renamed the same way normal WikiWords are?

-- TWiki:Main/MichaelDaum - 30 Sep 2008

years ago, I started to use fully qualified names for formfields - as in, always Web dot WIkiName for exactly this reason.

None the less thou, I found it necessary to make moves and renames affect form meta data (as for WikiWord renames) - as I found myself moving form definition topics (after they had been used for a while) to a separate web.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 05 Oct 2008

Re-prioritized from urgent to normal at TWiki:Codev/GeorgetownReleaseMeeting2008x11x24

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 25 Nov 2008

Summary moving a topic accross webs destroys its twikiform
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Tue, 23 Sep 2008, build 17539
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r4 - 2008-11-25 - PeterThoeny
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