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Bug: The attchements table in view is not good

After I've uploaded some files I noticed that the table in which the attachments are shown, is not properly rendered/filled.

  • The action column only shows the word "Action"
    • see the attached screenprint to see what I mean
    • the url is using the attach script, but without the script suffix as set in wikicfg (attach.pm needs patch, see below)
  • The filename url is using the viewfile script, but again without the script suffix as set in wikicfg (attach.pm needs patch, see below)

Test case

  • Set the scriptsuffix to ".pl"


TWiki version: Beta Aug 3 2001
TWiki plugins: as distributed
Server OS: NT 4 SP6
Web server: Apache
Perl version: 5.6.1
Client OS: NT 4 SP6
Web Browser: IE 5

-- HansDonner - 12 Aug 2001



I did some browsing on the CVS tree. The rendering issue (only "action" is shown) seems to be connected to the moving of attachtable.tmpl into the attach.pm code. (file removed Jul 18th 2001)

In attach.pm v1.2 the format table shows up first, with the different rendering!


Incorrect URL's

Regarding the viewfile, I've patched the following sub in attach.pm (note that i've added nop to the variables).

sub formatAttachments
    my ( $theWeb, $theTopic, $showAttr, %attachment ) = @_;

    my $row = "";

    my ( $file, $attrVersion, $attrPath, $attrSize, $attrDate, $attrUser, $attrComment, $attrAttr ) =
        TWiki::Attach::extractFileAttachmentArgs( %attachment );

    if (  ! $attrAttr || ( $showAttr && $attrAttr =~ /^[$showAttr]*$/ ) ) {
        my $fileIcon = TWiki::Attach::filenameToIcon( $file );
        $attrComment = $attrComment || " ";
# HD fix - %<nop>SCRIPTSUFFIX% was missing
        $row .= "| $fileIcon <a href=\"%<nop>SCRIPTURLPATH%/viewfile%<nop>SCRIPTSUFFIX%/$theWeb/$theTopic?rev=$attrVersion&filename=$file\">$file</a> \\\n";
# HD fix - %<nop>SCRIPTSUFFIX% is missing        
        $row .= "   | <a href=\"%<nop>SCRIPTURL%/attach%<nop>SCRIPTSUFFIX%/$theWeb/$theTopic?filename=$file&revInfo=1\">action</a> \\\n";
        $row .= "   | $attrSize | $attrDate | $attrUser | $attrComment |";
        if ( $showAttr ) {
            $attrAttr = $attrAttr || " &nbsp; ";
            $row .= " $attrAttr |";
        $row .= "\n";
    }  else {

    return $row;

-- HansDonner - 19 Aug 2001

It is correct behaviour to only show action. Thanks for pointing out the lack of SCRITPTSUFFIX, that's been added to CVS now.

-- JohnTalintyre - 23 Aug 2001

Is it also correct that the table is hardcoded instead of rendered using a template?

-- HansDonner - 31 Aug 2001

There was some discussion about this and we decided for hard coding for now. As it is the TWiki table formatting is used, the formatting of which is also hard coded. If there's demand than templating this would make sense.

-- JohnTalintyre - 03 Sep 2001

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JPEGjpg spFileAttachment.jpg   manage 157.2 K 2001-08-19 - 17:49 UnknownUser Screen print of current rendering
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Topic revision: r6 - 2001-09-03 - JohnTalintyre
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