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Item6194: Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = %ALLOWWEBVIEW%, doesn't work as expected

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The problem:

In order to add access for AnotherUser to one page in a restricted web, it is necessary to append AnotherUser to the list of everyone who already has access.

The following should work:


Instead, it appears to be setting ALLOWTOPICVIEW to AnotherUser (only).

It looks right on the screen but it's not actually working.

Apparently the only legal entries in an ALLOW or DENY are WikiNames or GroupNames. Variables are not evaluated before setting the ALLOW/DENY

This is not only surprising but misleading and inappropriate.

A variable that expands to a list of WikiNames or GroupNames should also be permitted!

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 24 Feb 2009

Summary Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = %ALLOWWEBVIEW%, doesn't work as expected
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 23 Feb 2009, build 17838
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Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease patch

Topic revision: r1 - 2009-02-24 - VickiBrown
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