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Item6624: Variable expansion for included topics incorrect

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Topic-defined variables do not take effect if they are defined in an included topic.

To recreate, define two topics, A and B. Include B from A. In B, define a variable X and use it in B. The variable is undefined.

This is not only confusing, but also inconsistent with the specification of variables (expanded where used) and include.

-- TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert - 2010-12-28

I agree that this is confusing. Spec of proper behavior needs to be reviewed, such, what happens of Topic B and Topic A define the same variable FOO? It seems like the including topic should override the variables in the included topic. I think for compatibility it should behave like this.

I label this as an enhancement because this reflects a spec change. Probably good to post a feature proposal in the Codev web to give it some visibility.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2010-12-29

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Summary Variable expansion for included topics incorrect
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
Codebase 4.3.1, 5.0.1, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.1, Mon, 20 Dec 2010, build 20024
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Topic revision: r2 - 2010-12-29 - PeterThoeny
 
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