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Item6237: header="on" changes header cell contents of working table

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One of our users had an Editable Table coinfigured like this:

%EDITTABLE{header="on" changerows="on" format="|textarea, 10x20|textarea, 10x20|textarea, 10x30|select, 3, Yes, No|textarea, 10x20|"}%

That's incorrect syntax for the header parameter.

Prior to upgrading to TWiki 4.2.4, this incorrect syntax was apparently ignored.

After upgrading, when the Edit button was clicked, the table header was changed to be the format values. Weird.

screenshot: of table

screenshot after clicking edit:

I am not disputing that header="on" is inappropriate syntax. However

  1. header is supposed to define the headers for a new table created by a button. I don't th9ink it should affect hexisting headers for an extant table.
  2. apparently header ignored the closing "
  3. Using the following format values as header text is just too weird

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 03 Apr 2009

I note that if the header is of "expected" format, EditTable uses it even if the table already exists and has a header. I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature. Personally, I think EditTable should ignore the header="..." param once the table exists, but that's arguable either way. I'm most concerned about the behaviour if header="on".

-- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 06 Apr 2009

Summary header="on" changes header cell contents of working table
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 23 Feb 2009, build 17838
AppliesTo Extension
Component EditTablePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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