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FormPlugin breaks the PatternSkin

With the following code that uses FormPlugin, the PatternSkin is broken

This is a test

title="Enter your name:"


There are at least two problems:
  1. The left bar is pushed to the right
  2. The edit button is obstructed and became inaccessible

Sometime it will back to normal after a few refresh (both IE8 and Firefox 3.5.1). I compared the raw HTML between the normal one and the problem one. I found the following code segment was not found when the problem occurred.

<!--GENERATED_HEADERS--><!-- FormPlugin --> <style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("http://itvmsb01/foswiki/pub/System/FormPlugin/formplugin.css");
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://itvmsb01/foswiki/pub/System/JavascriptFiles/foswikilib.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://itvmsb01/foswiki/pub/System/JavascriptFiles/foswikiCSS.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://itvmsb01/foswiki/pub/System/JavascriptFiles/foswikiForm.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://itvmsb01/foswiki/pub/System/JavascriptFiles/foswikiString.js"></script>

-- HackatonWong - 18 Aug 2009

I cannot duplicate this. But if that HTML is sometimes not written to the page, it must be a serverside problem, not a frontend issue.

Why this happens is totally unclear to me.

-- ArthurClemens - 18 Aug 2009

It looks like a server side issue indeed! After switching back from mod_perl to plaint old CGI, the problem is gone. Might related to

My server environment

Too bad both mod_perl and FromPlugin are great!

-- HackatonWong - 19 Aug 2009

Closing this ticket due to inactivity. Please re-open it, if necessary.

-- OliverKrueger - 09 Oct 2009

Just now I have noticed the same problem. After some code inspection I have found a lonely closing DIV element generated by the ENDFORM macro:
</div><!--/FormPlugin form end-->
Well that's the Point. That DIV has never been opened, so it causes a layout crash. I suppose the STARTFORM macro should opened one but never did it. Quick workaround: Open a DIV by yourself (tip: surrounded by sticky tags). I hope that fixes your bug too.

-- SvenHess - 08 Feb 2010

Please download version 2 of FormPlugin. With the above code it generates this HTML:
<form method="post" action="foswiki/core/bin/view/Sandbox/FormPluginTest2#FormPluginNotification" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="myform" onsubmit="StrikeOne.submit(this)"><input type="hidden" name="validation_key" value="?f26cf8e0f99b70bacbdbe2b013a206ee">
<input type="hidden" name="FP_actionurl" value="foswiki/core/bin/view/Sandbox/FormPluginTest2">
<input type="hidden" name="FP_name" value="myform">
<div><div class="formPluginField"> <a name="FormElementMyformName"><!--//--></a> <span class="formPluginTitle">Enter your name:</span> <br> <input type="text" name="Name" tabindex="1" size="40" class="foswikiInputField"> <span class="formPluginMandatory">*</span>  </div><div class="formPluginField"> <a name="FormElementMyformSubmit"><!--//--></a> <input type="submit" tabindex="2" name="submit" value="Submit" class="foswikiSubmit">   </div> 

So no missing div in STARTFORM.

-- ArthurClemens - 31 May 2011

QuestionForm edit

Subject Using an extension
Extension FormPlugin
Version Foswiki 1.0.6
Status Answered
Topic revision: r7 - 31 May 2011, ArthurClemens
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