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I am using what I think is TWiki 4.0 Dakar - at least, it contains the topic TWiki/TWikiReleaseNotes04x00x00

I am using subwebs - nested directories. EnableHierarchicalWebs.

Say that I am in wiki web "Web" editing "SomePage". Say that I have a subweb "SubWeb". Say that I write the text "SubWeb" in SomePage. Now let me view SomePage.

When I view SomePage, SubWeb is rendered as if it is a link to a page that does not exist. I.e. in the default skin in is greyed. with a question mark.

However, when I click on the question mark, I am taken, not to the wiki edit link for a new page SubWeb.txt, but to the wiki edit link for Web/SubWeb/WebHome.

I think the edit behavior is correct - references to Web/SubWeb should go to Web/SubWeb.WebHome.

I think that rendering "SubWeb" as a nonexistent link is the bug.

I argue that this is a Normal priority bug, bnot a Low priority bug, because it really is a bug, and it really does negatively impact the usability of SubWebs.

Yes: I do create SubWeb names that are WikiWords. (1) Nothing prevents me. (2) The old TWiki restriction that web names could not be WikiWords was very annoying.

I find that using slashes between Web/SubWeb, but dots between Web.SomePage, is quite disconcerting. Especially when it produces the weird hybrid Web/SubWeb.SomePage. But this should be a different bug report - I am just noticing it here because I find reading Web/SubWeb.SomePage confusing, even though that is what TWiki gives me.

I have attached screenshots demonstrating the bug (plus another bug).

The behaviour has changed since then, and is as documented.


Summary A SubWeb's name is rendered as if the link does not exist, but clicks through to SubWeb.WebHome
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.AndyGlew

SVN Range Fri, 28 Apr 2006 build 9945
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
GIFgif SubWebClickthru.GIF r1 manage 53.0 K 2006-04-29 - 00:11 AndyGlew GIF rendering of edit page you get to after clicking through the badly rendered SubWeb link
Bitmapbmp SubWebRendered.bmp r1 manage 1933.6 K 2006-04-29 - 00:10 AndyGlew GIF screendump showing bad rendering of SubWeb link as nonexistent
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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-04-21 - CrawfordCurrie
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