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-- NickTrim - 02 Apr 2004

I have had a request from one of our Twiki users.

The follwing explains the issue

If you go to the page you will see a couple of attachments. These happen to be internal releases of some software, one is a self-extractable exe and the other a release note for it. The comments in the last column of the table tell you what they are (briefly). If you click the .doc attachment (Release Note.doc) you will see that it does indeed refer to release 2.0, as the comments column says. All well and good. If you now click on r1.3 in the topic bar below the attachment table you get the previous version of the TWiki page. You will see that the comments column of the attachments table now refers to release 1.3 of the attachments. The attachment's sizes and dates are different from what they were in the r1.4 page, as expected. However, if you click on the .doc attachment on this r1.3 page you still get the attachment for release 2.0, i.e. you get the file that is an attachment of the latest version of the page, not the original attachment of the r1.3 page. This is wrong, very wrong. It makes a mockery of TWiki keeping previous versions of its pages. And its not as if TWiki has lost the older versions of the attachments, because if you click on the 'action' link, and then look at the 'Update attachment' table, you can click on the 'view' link of the 'For release 1.3' version and see the release note for release 1.3. So it is still in the TWiki system somewhere.

http://ge6027/bin/view/TWiki/TWikiDocumentation#FileAttachments says "Attachments are stored under revision control: uploads are automatically backed up; all previous versions of a modified file can be retrieved." I don't expect to have to go to the 'action' page to get the previous revisions though, especially since you have to be a registered user to do so.

Is this something anyone could help with?

Topic revision: r1 - 2004-04-02 - NickTrim
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