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bug #20303: editing with basic interface destroys previous format - two-

From: boud
Subject: bug #20303: editing with basic interface destroys previous format - two-line fix proposed
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 00:05:22 +0200 (CEST)



Someone publishes an article with format e.g. textile or html, using
the advanced interface to select the format, and sets open editing =

Someone else with a login and using the basic interface tries editing
the article. S/he previews and sees that the article is not rendered
as (textile or html). If s/he confirms, then the article is updated
with format = nil.


The user probably will notice the problem. S/he might: become
discouraged and say that samizdat is too complicated; edit away all
the textile/html markings :P since "clearly" they shouldn't be
there. Almost certainly this will create confusion and
frustration. The user will not necessarily think of clicking on
"settings", "advanced settings" and returning to the editing window.


i think the problem is only with the format parameter; e.g. lang
doesn't have this problem. There might be a neater way of solving
this, but my suggestion is to post a hidden field with the old format
value, whatever that may be.

It seems to work for me.

This is against 070618, but the bug was there for quite some time.

--- /tmp/tmp_snapshot/samizdat/lib/samizdat/controllers/message_controller.rb   
2007-06-18 13:01:02.000000000 +0200
+++ /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/samizdat/controllers/message_controller.rb        
2007-06-30 23:46:36.197804000 +0200

@@ -364,6 +402,8 @@
           [:checkbox, 'open',,
             (options.include?(:disable_open) ? :disabled : nil)]
+    else  # keep old values even with basic interface
+      fields.push([:hidden, 'format',  @old_content.format ])

     fields.push([:br], [:submit, 'preview', _('Preview')])

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