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Item12075: won't check multivalued params specified in the query string correctly

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.1.6
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiForm
Branches: Release01x01 trunk
Reported By: MichaelDaum
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
On a link like this:


values won't be checked. This has been the case since forever in Foswiki.

This changed behavior breaks a couple of wiki apps badly where you will see the following pattern:

<input type="hidden" name="MyMultiValueCheckboxField" value="%FORMFIELD{"MyMultiValueCheckboxField" topic="SomeOtherTopic"}%" />

That's pretty common.

However this works fine with recent CGI's (I am testing against 3.52):


Problem is that Foswiki already did parse the query string and decomposes the values accordingly into a proper list no matter whether values are passed as a comma separated list or using multiple url params one value each.

When Foswiki::Form::Checkbox calls CGI::checkbox_group it does pass the correct values to be checked down the line. CGI then decides to ignore this list.

... unless you add an override => 1 to the call


--- lib/Foswiki/Form/        (revision 15382)
+++ lib/Foswiki/Form/        (working copy)
@@ -138,7 +138,8 @@
         -values     => $this->getOptions(),
         -defaults   => \@defaults,
         -columns    => $this->{size},
-        -attributes => \%attrs
+        -attributes => \%attrs,
+        -override   => 1
     if ( defined $this->{valueMap} ) {
         $params{-labels} = $this->{valueMap};

-- MichaelDaum - 14 Sep 2012

Hmm. This bug seems familiar. It's not Item11666. Item9007/Item9147 perhaps.

Do we need this in too?

-- PaulHarvey - 18 Sep 2012

This is marked a release blocker. Does this need to get into 1.1.6? Is the fix safe, Why not check it in.

-- GeorgeClark - 17 Oct 2012

George, please help out on fixing things. Thanks…

-- MichaelDaum - 17 Oct 2012

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Summary won't check multivalued params specified in the query string correctly
ReportedBy MichaelDaum
Codebase 1.1.5, trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiForm
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:3ca1e6e29e61 distro:41403c9b44d9
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.1.6
CheckinsOnBranches Release01x01 trunk
trunkCheckins distro:3ca1e6e29e61
Release01x01Checkins distro:41403c9b44d9
Topic revision: r7 - 02 Dec 2012, GeorgeClark
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