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Item4624: Incorrect parsing of parameters with no values in configtopic

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Plugin version: Rev: 13222 (26 Mar 2007)

Parameters in a config topic which are set to the empty value are incorrectly parsed; the value is taken to be the entirety of the following line. The problem seems that the \s regexp pattern matches newlines (I'm using Perl 5.8.8).

Here's a brief debugging session (at Publish.pm:136) using the provided PublishWeb topic as the config topic. I'm running this as

perl -dT ./publish Public configtopic=Public.PublishWeb

Using the shipped regexp to split out the variables results in this:

  DB<57> while( $cfgt =~ s/^\s+\*\s+Set\s+([A-Z]+)\s*=\s*(.*?)\s*$//m ) { print "$1 = '$2'\n" }
INSTANCE = '* Comma-separated list of [[PublishContrib#WildcardPattern][wildcard patterns]] that match the names of topics to *include*'
EXCLUSIONS = 'Web*,Publish*'
FILTER = '* Skin for published HTML'
TEMPLATES = 'view'
FORMAT = 'file'
EXTRAS = '* Name of the publish history topic to us. Default is PublishContribHistory'
HISTORY = '<form method="POST" name="rename" action="%SCRIPTURLPATH%/publish%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%">'

Which isn't quite what's expected. Changing the offending \s patterns to [:blank:] (which according to the Perl docs matches "all horizontal whitespace") results in:

  DB<60> while( $cfgt =~ s/^\s+\*\s+Set\s+([A-Z]+)\s*=[[:blank:]]*(.*?)[[:blank:]]*$//m ) {  print "$1 = '$2'\n" }
EXCLUSIONS = 'Web*,Publish*'
TEMPLATES = 'view'
FORMAT = 'file'

-- TWiki:Main/DiabJerius - 13 Sep 2007



Summary Incorrect parsing of parameters with no values in configtopic
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.DiabJerius
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0, Sat, 08 Sep 2007, build 14780
AppliesTo Extension
Component PublishContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15546
TargetRelease minor

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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-11-10 - CrawfordCurrie
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