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I've been doing quite a bit of testing with Twiki, and found it works great when installed on a standalone machine. However have now created a new Twiki on a proper server (Windows server 2003) and get a really strange issue when editing topics...

It appears random text will get added, for example I have a topic which ONLY contains a TWiki word of "TWikiAdminUser", however when I edit, I get "Main.TWikiAdminUser%0D%0A" and don't understand where the %0D%0A has come from - It doesn't happen on my standalone test system!

Also if I edit a topic with more information than just one TWiki word, then the whole topic fills up with jargon such as "%21%21%20Welcome%20to%20the%20%...

It appears to be replacing spaces with %20%, and assume other punctuation with equiviliant text but have no idea why!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,



TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x02x00
TWiki plugins: CommentPlugin, EditTablePlugin, InterwikiPlugin, PreferencePlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SmiliesPlugin, SpreadsheetPlugin, TablePlugin, TinyMCEPlugin, TwistyPlugin, WYSIWYGPlugin
Server OS: Windows Server 2003
Web server: Apache 2.2.9 (Win32)
Perl version: 5.008008 (MSWin32)
Client OS: Windows XP SP3
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0
Categories: Installation, Missing functionality

-- JamesRJMorris - 04 Jul 2008


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I had once the same problem after upgrading TinyMCEPlugin and WysiwygPlugin. I solved that going to configure, disabling and enabling both plugins. I also reset the persmission as in SettingFileAccessRightsLinuxUnix.

-- EnriqueCadalso - 04 Jul 2008

Thanks a lot, I've tried these suggestions however unfortunately neither work.

When I disabled the WYSIWYG and TinyMCEPlugin though the text won't get corrupted, this of course is because it's using the raw editor, however turning back on will add the rogue text.

What I tried doing was adding the Kupu plugin to see if this edits correctly, however when I add via the extensions menu in configure, the plugin starts to download and install fine, however at the end I get an error message...

Fetching http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/KupuContrib/KupuContrib.tgz... Unpacking... data/ data/TWiki/ data/TWiki/KupuContrib.txt KupuContrib_installer KupuContrib_installer.pl lib/ lib/TWiki/ lib/TWiki/Contrib/

Note: Existing lib/TWiki/Contrib/KupuContrib.pm overwritten. Backup saved in D:\Twiki\Website\lib\TWiki\Contrib\KupuContrib.pm.bak

pub/ pub/TWiki/ pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/ pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/bold.png pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/cancel.png pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/code.png pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/definition-list.png pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/exthyperlink.png pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/help.png ................................. ADDITIONAL TEXT ................................. pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/_kupu/zope3/field.py pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/_kupu/zope3/interfaces.py pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/_kupu/zope3/__init__.py pub/TWiki/KupuContrib/_kupu/__init__.py templates/

Note: Existing templates/attachtables.kupu.tmpl overwritten.

templates/edit.kupu.tmpl templates/view.kupu.tmpl templates/view.kupuxml.tmpl

Error: No permission to write to D:/Twiki/Website/templates/attachtables.kupu.tmpl Software error: Installation terminated at D:/Twiki/Website/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 131.

I've checked permissions which all appear to be correct though? Any ideas? I did reset the permissions as the SettingFileAccessRightsLinuxUnix page suggested.

Thanks in advance,


-- JamesRJMorris - 07 Jul 2008

Just to update on this, I decided to flatten the TWiki website (Was only a test install anyway) when I recreated, editing was fine.

I suspect the problem was caused by me trying to install Kupu whilst already having a WYSIWYG plugin installed.

Would be nice to know the cause for sure, but not to worry.

-- JamesRJMorris - 10 Jul 2008

Closing this question after more than 30 days of inactivity. Feel free to re-open if needed.

-- PeterThoeny - 02 Sep 2008

Hello. I have this exact problem with newest 4.2.3 on a fresh install on ubuntu 8.04/apache2/perl2 and XPSP3/FFox3. I tried the things above and still a problem. Raw Edit works fine.

-- StephenHurrell - 01 Oct 2008

Sorry, closing this after more than 30 days of inactivity. Please feel free to re-open if needed.

-- PeterThoeny - 07 Nov 2008

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