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Item5745: TWikiForm value argument ignored, polluting form fields

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Extension AutoCompletePlugin Urgent Closed   n/a  

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Using the example code from the plugin topic, autocomplete fields in a TWikiForm are polluted with all of the AutoCompletePlugin arguments, even though the autocomplete actually works. Setting the value argument doesn't fix this.


It looks like AutoCompletePlugin.pm just grabs the whole Values cell from the form definition, and doesn't do any processing to filter out its own arguments.

One would expect that these would not be output in rendered form HTML, and that if you set AutoCompletePlugin's value argument, that value would be used as the default value, but it doesn't on my install at least.

Setting $params{value} to an empty string (AutoCompletePlugin.pm, line 70) seems to fix it, but that doesn't allow one to set default values with the value argument, as it hard codes everything to an empty string.

Ok, I'm dumb - that just breaks editing entirely frown

I need to RTFM some more, and see how to not render that stuff in edit mode...

Any help?

-- TWiki:Main/AaronFuleki - 02 Jul 2008

This has now been fixed.

-- TWiki:Main/AndrewRJones - 12 Sep 2008

Summary TWikiForm value argument ignored, polluting form fields
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.AaronFuleki
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 30 Jun 2008, build 16955
AppliesTo Extension
Component AutoCompletePlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:17504
TargetRelease n/a

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