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These varaibles are removed in topics created from templates containing them. To test:

  1. Create a templatetopic that includes something like %STARTSECTION{name="mysection" type="section"}% with corresponding %ENDSECTION.
  2. Create a new topic using this templatetopic. The lines previously containing these two variables will be empty.

Trying to figure out what was going on, I read over Item1484 and the docs in TWikiVariables. Frankly, it looks like the last-minute push-pull over this feature produced a mish-mash, both in the coding and docs. But I guess that's a discussion to take up somewhere else (but where I'm not sure).

Right now, I'd just like to see it work. It brings TopicClassificationAddOn to it's knees when the template topics loose their named sections.

No, there is no confusion over the spec; only type="templateonly" sections should be removed on templatetopic instantiation. If other section types are being removed, it is clearly a bug.

On your "mish-mash" point; it is important that any spec is backed up with testcases. Without them, we can't be sure of anything. And the only arguments for not generating them are laziness and stupidity. In this case, it was my laziness.

SVN 8843


Sorry if I was not clear, but the variables (and the variables only - not the text between) is being removed if any of the types are specified (or if none are specified which is suppose to default to type="section"). That's why I reporting this as a bug.

Regarding the mish-mash, from where I sit it doesn't look so much like a problem of specs as it does interpersonal issues producing a very "low-level" consensus (e.g. bad decisions).


You were quite clear, and according to my testing SVN8843 fixes the problem. Am I missing something?


Confirming that the fix you applied in SVN8842 fixed this as you noted in that change.


Merged SVN 9065


Closed with the release of 4.0.2


Summary STARTSECTION/ENDSECTION variables being stripped from templates
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.LynnwoodBrown

SVN Range

AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 8842 8843 9065
TargetRelease patch
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Topic revision: r10 - 2006-04-01 - KennethLavrsen
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