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Item4170: EditTablePlugin changes content if content is a TWIki var

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EditTablePlugin tends to expand twiki variables. This is undesirable.

I've known for a while that, for example, PICK will expand to the full <img src...= string.

Today I did a test that shows that %INCLUDE directives are also expanded.

While it is acceptable for these to be expanded during rendering (by the TWiki engine), it's NOT good for EditTable to do the expansion .

For exammple, given this table

%EDITTABLE{format="| text,20 | textarea,3x30|"}%
|  | %INCLUDE{"ProjectTwikiTemplate" pattern="^.*<\!--devhealth-->(.*?)<\!--/devhealth-->.*"}% |

and the page ProjectTwikiTemplate conmtaining the following

---+++ Development Health 
|*Health Flag%BR%<i>Green/Yellow/Red</i>*|*High Level Description*|*Links to detailed info*|*Last update on*|
| <!--devhealth-->green<!--/devhealth--> | <!--devnote--><!--/devnote--> |  | 1/10/2007 |

The source of the Editable table eventually changes to (literally)

%EDITTABLE{format="| text,20 | textarea,3x30|"}%
|  | green |

Thus, the INCLUDE only works once. (If the content of the included section changes, the table will never pick up the change)

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 31 May 2007

Confirmed. And it is dammed annoying that you cannot add TWiki vars in edit mode without having them expanded to static text.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 14 Jun 2007

See also Item3958 which I marked as duplicate.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 03 Oct 2007

This is actually a duplicate of both Item3958 , Item4852 and Item3890.

3890 has the best description so marking this No action leaving 3890 open.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 19 Oct 2007

Summary EditTablePlugin changes content if content is a TWIki var
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 18 May 2007, build 13796
AppliesTo Extension
Component EditTablePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-10-19 - KennethLavrsen
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