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Item5286: BlogAddOn no longer accepts a posting title with periods in it

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I just upgraded to 4.2.0 and the latest TWiki:Plugins.BlogAddOn. Now I find that I cannot create a blog entry that has a period in the title. When I attempt to do so, TWiki treats the periods as sub-web designators. For example, if I try to use a title like "This.will.not.work" I get an error message that 'The "This/will/not" web does not exist.' I suspect that the fault is not so much the TWiki:Plugins.BlogAddOn itself, but that some change has occurred in the removeSpacesAndPunctuation() JS function it calls. I can get around this by not putting in the periods until after submittal, but I shouldn't have to work around the problem. Of course, putting slashes in the title causes the same problem. Also, it doesn't matter if hierarchical web support is on or off.

-- TWiki:Main/DavidBright - 24 Jan 2008

It could well be that the js function removeSpacesAndPunctuation is too strict, or should be enhanced for the add-on.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 24 Jan 2008

More like it doesn't delete enough. The add on tries to convert a blog entry title into a topic name. In order to do that, all the punctuation needs to be removed; there is no point in trying to do a hierarchical blog with this add on. It probably also should auto-capitalize each word, although I suppose that one is arguable.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidBright - 25 Jan 2008

I have fixed the issue. Change log:

Item5286: version 1.1 Adds the creation date to blog post topic names. Adds an Edit link to the Comments header in a blog post. Increases the height of the comment box. Bug fix: allow topic names with periods (convert to underscore).

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 26 Jan 2008

Fixing a number of small template bugs...

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 31 Jan 2008

Summary BlogAddOn no longer accepts a posting title with periods in it
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.DavidBright
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Wed, 23 Jan 2008, build 16283
AppliesTo Extension
Component BlogAddOn
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:16296 TWikirev:16323 TWikirev:16324 TWikirev:16328
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r9 - 2008-01-31 - ArthurClemens
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