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how to create multiple topics from a single HTML form

I would like to have a single HTML form that generates a topic tree of about six different topics. The user would enter a wikiname into the form and the new topics would have topic names based on the name entered by the user. For example:

When the user clicks the button, NewNameHome is created along with NewNameOne, NewNameTwo ... which are children of NewNameHome

I have already written a script that can generate the topic tree by calling save from the command line, makeing use of existing templates; however, I have been unable to call this script from the form and still have the save command work.

Perhaps I am approaching this problem the wrong way.

-- ChrisPurves - 03 Jun 2009

Either use javascript code (probably XHR, which triggers some /bin/save urls) or write a plugin, that does the job on the server side. The native Foswiki does not have this functionality.

-- OliverKrueger - 03 Jun 2009

We use the TopicCreatePlugin to do something similar. When the user submits a form, it calls the save script with a template. In that template are a set of %TOPICCREATE{ ... }% macros that go off and create a number of other topics based on other templates.

-- AndrewJones - 04 Jun 2009

I thought this plugin was dumped due to a significant security hole (back in the old tmwiki times already)?! Was that hole fixed?

-- OliverKrueger - 04 Jun 2009

Erm maybe, since when I ported it to Foswiki I re-wrote a lot of the code to use Foswiki::Fuc. What was the security hole? Can you point me at any topics on that mentions it?

We have been using it on a company intranet for years without any problems.

-- AndrewJones - 04 Jun 2009

Andrew, I used your TopicCreatePlugin as you suggested and was able to get it to do what I wanted. Thank you.

-- ChrisPurves - 04 Jun 2009

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Subject Missing functionality
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Topic revision: r7 - 04 Jun 2009, ChrisPurves - This page was cached on 16 Jan 2020 - 15:29.

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