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Test case (as of Rev 7658)

  • create a new web
  • note that it gets no color in the left bar web list.

New webs are being created with preferences as


%VAR{...}% seems to not recurse for the values, so in the new web case %WEBBGCOLOR% gets expanded correctly while %VAR{"WEBBGCOLOR" web="MyWeb"}% doesn't.


In fact, _default/WebPrereferences.txt is declaring things as:

* VARIABLE = %VARIABLE% (without the "Set").

It also includes a %TWIKIWEB%.WebPreferencesHelp that doesn't exist. I guess it will explain that for setting things to values different from the defaults, the user needs to add the "Set".

But still, when %VARNAME% is not explicitly set in SomeWeb.WebPreferences, is seems that %VAR{"VARNAME" web="SomeWeb"}% doesn't get values defined in some "upper" level. Is this right?

Well, maybe this item should be splitted up in two.


It's not declaring them, it's documenting them. It is inefficient (literally) to declare per-web variable overrides unless they are actually needed.

WebPreferencesHelp doesn't exist because I forgot to check it in (doh) SVN 7660

I don't know what you mean by an "upper" level. Read the rules for resolving variable values, and explain to me where Dakar is going wrong.

A new web should get a colour; that is a bug. SVN 7661


Summary new webs created without proper WEBBGCOLOR preference (or %VARNAME% behaves differently from %VAR{"VARNAME" web="SomeWeb"}%)
ReportedBy AntonioTerceiro

SVN Range 7658
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 7660 7661
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Topic revision: r7 - 2005-11-28 - CrawfordCurrie
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