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Item6755: Displayed search string shows expanded TWiki variables and text formatting

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Engine   Normal Closed   patch 5.1.0, 5.0.2

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Hello, I noticed today that if you search for the variable COMMENT (with % signs around it) in the search bar, it then brings up a comment box and you can then leave a comment box on the search page. I don't know if this is for all TWiki pages, because I didn't want to leave a random comment on the main website, but it worked for another TWiki based page.

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

Confirmed. The searched-for string is displayed on the WebSearch page as is. Other variables are affected as well, try %CALC{$UPPER(Hello World)}%

Fix: The displayed search string needs to be entity escaped to prevent %VARIABLES% from getting expanded.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2011-06-16

This is now fixed in SVN trunk and 5.0 branch. Thanks for reporting, Andrea!

BTW, I also put in a fix to escape TML; for example, searching for _italic_ text was shown rendered as italic.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2011-06-16

Summary Displayed search string shows expanded TWiki variables and text formatting
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.AndreaHaines
Codebase ~twiki4, 5.0.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.0-trunk, Mon, 13 Jun 2011, build 21497
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:21513 TWikirev:21514
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 5.1.0, 5.0.2
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Topic revision: r8 - 2011-08-22 - PeterThoeny
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