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Item5677: META tag does not show form field data in 4.2

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Engine   Normal Closed   patch 4.2.1, 5.0.0

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I intially asked this in the support web http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/METAformfieldDisplayBroken

After upgrading from 4.1.2 to 4.2, META tags for form fields came up blank and didn't work


Looking in the Twiki.pm for 4.2 shows that the function that renders the formfield has changed from 4.1

I was able to restore functionality using the following change:

--- lib/TWiki.pm 2008-04-23 13:06:50.000000000 +1000
+++ lib/Twiki.pm.orig   2008-04-23 13:37:42.000000000 +1000 @@ -3795,7 +3795,7 @@
          return $meta->renderFormForDisplay( $this->templates );
      } elsif ( $option eq 'formfield' ) {
          # a formfield from within topic text 
-        return $meta->renderFormFieldForDisplay( $params->{'name'}, '$value' ); 
+        return $meta->renderFormFieldForDisplay( $params );
      } elsif( $option eq 'attachments' ) {
          # renders attachment tables
          return $this->attach->renderMetaData( $web, $topic, $meta, $params ); 

So I have some questions:

  • Is this a Bug?
  • Is this a good fix for it?
  • Should the fix be on the renderFormFieldForDisplay function in Meta.pm and not the Twiki.pm?
    • The renderFormFieldForDisplay function appears to be called correctly from /ActionTrackerPlugin/Action.pm and the Search.pm.

-- TWiki:Main/SimonHarrison - 03 Jun 2008

odd - I'll have to look into why it was changed.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 03 Jun 2008


-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 03 Jun 2008

What Crawford means to say, is that this has already been patched for 4.2.1 - though I'm surprised that Item4741 didn't examine the root cause.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 03 Jun 2008

Sorry, I was a bit terse there.... smile

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 03 Jun 2008

and so presumably, its fixed smile

-- SvenDowideit - 25 Jun 2008

Summary META tag does not show form field data in 4.2
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SimonHarrison
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range

AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.2.1, 5.0.0
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Topic revision: r7 - 2008-08-04 - KennethLavrsen
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