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Item6844: Create new web should always copy all topics from template web

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Engine   Enhancement Closed   patch 5.1.2

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Current behavior when you create a new web:
  • if based on a TemplateWeb (web name starting with underscore), all topics are copied
  • else if based on a regular web, only system topics starting with Web* are copied
This behavior is only documented in the code, not in the user docs.

I do not see a need to copy only the system topics. A more common use case is to duplicate and customize a whole web, say a project web.

This item tracks the change for the new behavior:

  • All topics are copied, regardless if new web is based on a TemplateWeb or a regular web.
-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 2012-02-09

This is now in SVN trunk and 5.1 branch.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 2012-02-09

Actually, I discovered that it was documented in ManagingWebs#WebTemplate. Therefore I updated & improved the docs.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 2012-02-09

Summary Create new web should always copy all topics from template web
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase ~twiki4, 5.1.1
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.0, Thu, 26 Jan 2012, build 22596
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:22609 TWikirev:22610 TWikirev:22611 TWikirev:22612
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 5.1.2
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Topic revision: r8 - 2012-10-07 - PeterThoeny
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