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Item321: createWeb doesnt allow subwebs as system web templates

Priority: Normal
Current State: No Action Required
Released In: 1.1.0
Target Release: minor
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: Foswiki:Main.OliverKrueger
Waiting For:
Last Change By: OliverKrueger
Foswiki distinguishes between system webs (starting with "_") and normal webs when creating new webs based on a template / baseweb. For system webs all topics (and not just Web* topics) are copied over to the new web.

The current implementation expects system webs to be webs on the highest level (not subwebs).

If nobody objects, I will change the regex in Foswiki::Store::createWeb from

    unless ( $baseWeb =~ /^_/ ) {

        # not a system web, so filter for only Web* topics
        @topicList = grep { /^Web/ } @topicList;


    unless ( $baseWeb =~ /^.*[\/.]_([^\/.]+)/ ) {

        # not a system web, so filter for only Web* topics
        @topicList = grep { /^Web/ } @topicList;

to support subwebs at this point.

-- OliverKrueger - 27 Nov 2008

there's an assumption that you'll be making unit tests to examine and expose any risks?

-- SvenDowideit

Do I need a FeatureRequest for this?

-- OliverKrueger - 28 Mar 2010

i would say not; seems like a "straightforward" bug to me. sven is just asking that you make the appropriate tests...

-- WillNorris - 29 Mar 2010


-- CrawfordCurrie - 28 Aug 2010

Too late for the 1.0 release. In 1.1 this is already done with a
in Foswiki::WebFilter.


-- OliverKrueger - 12 Sep 2010

ItemTemplate edit

Summary createWeb doesnt allow subwebs as system web templates
ReportedBy Foswiki:Main.OliverKrueger
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.3, Wed, 06 Aug 2008, build 17396
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 1.1.0
Topic revision: r7 - 12 Sep 2010, OliverKrueger - This page was cached on 15 Jan 2021 - 11:23.

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