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Item6753: FindElsewherePlugin fails on Specific Links [ [ WikiWord ][displayed reference] ] when WikiWord doesn't exist.

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Extension FindElsewherePlugin Normal Closed   n/a  

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Links of the form:

[[WikiWord][This is a wiki word]]

gets turned into plain text "This is a wiki word" when displayed if the WikiWord doesn't exist. If the WikiWord

does exist FindElsewherePlugin takes a different code path that doesn't cause the problem.

This should be a problem on every TWiki release.


The problem is in FindElsewherePlugin/Core.pm. The last line in the function findTopicElsewhere reads:

return $linkText;

but $linkText is the link description in this case and not the original bracketed expression.

The return statement should read:

return $original;

which is defined as the bracketed expression that was originally passed in.

With this change in place the link is properly rendered as a missing link.

-- TWiki:Main/JohnRouillard - 2011-06-16

Thanks John. This is now in SVN trunk and 5.9 branch. Uploaded to twiki.org repository as well.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2011-06-17

Summary FindElsewherePlugin fails on Specific Links [ [ WikiWord ][displayed reference] ] when WikiWord doesn't exist.
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JohnRouillard
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.0-trunk, Mon, 13 Jun 2011, build 21497
AppliesTo Extension
Component FindElsewherePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:21520 TWikirev:21521 TWikirev:21522 TWikirev:21523
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r6 - 2011-06-17 - PeterThoeny
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