[pmwiki-users] PmForm and uninvited links
5ko at 5ko.fr
Thu Feb 13 14:56:33 CST 2014
Randy Brown writes:
> PmForm seems to be creating a link to my profile page, uninvited. I see this
> when I search for link=Profiles.MyProfile, even though I'm not aware of
> having created such a link.
> I have several pages interacting:
> 1. MyData: contains a pmform directive that uses MyTemplate (which is in
> LocalTemplates). "Save" updates the page text variables on this (MyData)
> 2. MyTemplate: (:include:)s other pages, which in turn may include still
> other pages. Note that the includes can be recursive, and can involve
> including an anchored section on the current page. Still, my understanding is
> that links are only indexed if the markup is literally on the page itself.
Not exactly. When a page is saved, the markup it contains is evaluated, that
is, the wikitext is converted to HTML, in order to keep track of the link
With a few exceptions: redirects, inclues, conditionals, pagelists,
searchresults, and wikitrails are not evaluated. The "(:include ...:)"
markups on the page are replaced with " " (space) before the text is
evaluated, same for the other markups.
That means that all other markup, including (:pmform:), will be evaluated
and if it contains a WikiLink, it will be indexed.
You can disable the evaluation of the (:pmform:) markup by adding this to
$SaveAttrPatterns['/\\(:pmform(\\s+.*?)?:\\)/i'] = ' ';
I wonder if this should be added to the pmform.php file.
> Here are some things I've tried, each time re-saving the MyData page to
> refresh the link index:
> 1. I replace the pmform directive on MyData with a directive to simply
> (:include:) MyTemplate. Good result: the uninvited link disappears.
> 2. I return pmform to MyData, but now omit from MyTemplate the include of the
> other page. Good result: the uninvited link does NOT reappear.
> 3. I make MyData page contain only one line: (:pmform…:). Bad result: the
> uninvited link re-appears.
> 4. If I delete MyData (in case there was some kind of corruption) and try
> again, I get the same results.
> What could cause this?
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