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Item6012: POST data lost without previous login (query cache mechanism not 100%)

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Using a fresh twiki svn checkout (I didn't test yet with TWikiRelease04x02):

  • Go to Sandbox.WebHome and change method definition of the form used to create new topics given a name: (original form doesn't have method attr, so it defaults to get)
<form method="post" action='%SCRIPTURLPATH{"search"}%/%WEB%/'>
  • Logout
  • Try to create a topic named 'TestTopic', for example
  • TWiki should ask you to login (I tested this issue with TemplateLogin)
  • You'll WYSIWYG editing Sandbox.WebHome, instead of TestTopic

It happens because it's necessary to be logged in to create a topic, so original POSTed data is cached and TWiki redirects you to login with twiki_redirect_cache URLPARAM adjusted, so original data can be loaded (and if you look at hidden field, all original POSTed data is there, including twiki_redirtect_cache). Then you POST login info and TemplateLogin, after validation, redirects you to origurl asking for a cache (TWiki::LoginManager::TemplateLogin::login() calls TWiki->redirect($origurl, 1)). TWiki::redirect calls TWiki::cacheQuery and this one returns empty string, since we already have a twiki_redirect_cache. Here comes the problem: the current twiki_redirect_cahce was defined at the first POST (the one that resulted on login screen) and was used (and erased! TWiki::UI unlinks cache file after read) and orignal data is lost.

The solution is quite simple: TWiki::UI should delete twiki_redirect_cache parameter after unlink (at this stage, it's not valid anymore). This way, if another cache is needed, then a new file is created and things works well.

-- TWiki:Main/GilmarSantosJr - 22 Sep 2008

I've just tested TWkiRelease04x02: it's ok. No changes needed.

-- TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr - 22 Sep 2008

Summary POST data lost without previous login (query cache mechanism not 100%)
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Fri, 12 Sep 2008, build 17509
AppliesTo Engine
Component TWiki::UI
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:17536
TargetRelease major

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Topic revision: r4 - 2010-05-31 - PeterThoeny
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