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Item6743: Statement $VERSION = '$Rev$' breaks plugin

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Extension XmlQueryPlugin Urgent Closed   n/a 4.2.1

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The following statement
$VERSION = '$Rev$';

breaks the plugin code with

unknown-a871928:0: XInclude error : failed build URL

When I try to run the XmlQueryPluginRecipe5 example on the Plugin home page.

This is because, at line 1490 the statement

$xmldir .= "/$VERSION";    # ensure that the XML generated per topic is versioned

causes a bad URL to be generated - one that includes colons and spaces.

-- TWiki:Main/DipuDeshmukh - 2011-06-02

What is the best way to refer to the plugin revision for this purpose?

-- TWiki:Main.DipuDeshmukh - 2011-06-02

Once checked-in, the value of $VERSION becomes something like $Rev: 19215 (2010-07-10) $, representing the SVN number and date.

You could either change the $VERSION of this plugin to a hand coded string, such as "2011-06-02", or sanitize the string before using it as a directory name (filter string to keep only characters that are valid by the OS).

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2011-06-02

I have decided to go the string sanitation route. Thanks for the suggestions.I have fixed the problem and uploaded the files into SVN and released it.

-- TWiki:Main.DipuDeshmukh - 2011-06-02

Summary Statement $VERSION = '$Rev$' breaks plugin
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.DipuDeshmukh
Codebase 5.0.1
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.0-trunk, Sun, 22 May 2011, build 21317
AppliesTo Extension
Component XmlQueryPlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:21359 TWikirev:21360
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn 4.2.1
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Topic revision: r6 - 2011-06-03 - DipuDeshmukh
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