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Item11101: When moving topic to another web, the children does not move along

Priority: Enhancement
Current State: Proposal Required
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiUIRename
Reported By: AlexWayne
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Last Change By: GeorgeClark
Hello folks,

I recently moved a topic from one web to another. This topic has one children. I noticed that the children topic did not move along with the parent topic. I do not know if this is a bug, or if this is the intended behavior.

I am using the Debian package on Ubuntu.

-- AlexWayne - 02 Sep 2011

The Parent/Child relationships in Foswiki are a "soft" relationship. Foswiki doesn't do anything to validity check or enforce them. Move currently only moves a single topic at a time. This would definitely be a feature request, or could be done in an extension. Moving topics is one of the more complex functions of Foswiki due to the complexity of fixing backlinks, etc.

The children hopefully have their parent information updated to point to the new location of the parent topic. If children are orphaned when a topic is moved, that is a bug. (Some work has been recently done to improve this piece. However it is a bit tricky when the parent name wasn't a wikiword, and is not auto-linking.)

-- GeorgeClark - 02 Sep 2011

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Summary When moving topic to another web, the children does not move along
ReportedBy AlexWayne
Codebase 1.1.3, trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiUIRename
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Proposal Required
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r2 - 02 Sep 2011, GeorgeClark
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