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Item5794: potential dataloss bug in EditTablePlugin 4.8.2

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Extension EditTablePlugin Urgent Closed   patch 4.2.1

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I believe that I have found a serious potential dataloss bug in the latest version of EditTablePlugin. (this does not reproduce in 4.7.10, $Rev: 16239 (25 Jan 2008) but does reproduce with 4.8.2, $Rev: 16617 (07 Apr 2008) $) .

Most users won't run into this -- unless they do something unusual or make a minor error in their TML syntax. :-(

Create an "unusual" situation like this:


| col 1 | col 2 | col 3 |
| dog | fish | cow |

In the "previous" version of EditTable , this would result in a button (for an empty ediitable table) above an uneditable table with two rows.

In the 4.8.2 version of EditTable , this results in only an "empty" button. The other table is not presented. Worse, if you click the button and add a row, the "uneditable" table is removed from the page source.

Discovered when a user mistakenly edited an existing table as

<font size="-2">
| col 1 | col 2 | col 3 |
| dog | fish | cow |

Good fortune - the user panicked when the table "disappeared" and did not click the edit button.


-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 18 Jul 2008

Found a fix.

-- TWiki:Main/ArthurClemens - 19 Jul 2008

Cool. Waiting impatiently for the update!

-- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 24 Jul 2008

I have updated the plugin at twiki.org.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 27 Jul 2008

Summary potential dataloss bug in EditTablePlugin 4.8.2
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 4.0.5, 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Thu, 17 Jul 2008, build 17046
AppliesTo Extension
Component EditTablePlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:17059 TWikirev:17060
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.2.1
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Topic revision: r9 - 2008-08-04 - KennethLavrsen
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