Item2151: EDIT_TEMPLATE with missing edit template makes it impossible to edit the topic

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.0.8
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: ArthurClemens
Waiting For:
Last Change By: KennethLavrsen
If EDIT_TEMPLATE is set and that template is not available in the web, it becomes impossible to edit the topic.

  1. I have a topic with a form
  2. I move it to another web that does not have a form
  3. I want to edit the page to remove the form data
  4. I get the error screen:


Could not find template TopFormEditform

Check your configuration settings for {TemplateDir} and {TemplatePath}. If that's not the problem, it may be because you have a setting of EDIT_TEMPLATE that is pointing to a template that doesn't exist.

EDIT_TEMPLATE is currently set to TopFormEditform

(don't forget to check your Topic Settings) 

Now I am locked. No possibility to make any changes to the topic, and no hint what to do.

-- ArthurClemens - 23 Sep 2009

Last resort hack: http://....edit/Web/Topic?template=edit : the url param overrides the invalid topic setting.

-- MichaelDaum - 23 Sep 2009

A normal end user will never be able to fix the problem. He will not know about the hack.

I have fixed the code so instead we fall back to the normal edit template and add an entry in the warn log.

-- KennethLavrsen - 17 Oct 2009

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Summary EDIT_TEMPLATE with missing edit template makes it impossible to edit the topic
ReportedBy ArthurClemens
Codebase 1.0.7
SVN Range Foswiki-1.0.7, Sun, 20 Sep 2009, build 5061
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:84786a50e463 distro:8c84ddbbf69a distro:27011ed19d8a
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.0.8
Topic revision: r9 - 29 Nov 2009, KennethLavrsen
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