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From Andrew Jaquith <>
Subject Re: Preferences not being saved
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:24:18 GMT
Are you using 3.0? If so, be aware that lots of things are broken at  
the moment.

On Mar 10, 2009, at 9:33, Peter Schart <>  

> Replying to my own post...  Anyway, it seems as though the cause of  
> most of my problems is javascript files not getting added to the  
> page.  Apparently, "TemplateManager.addResourceRequest()" calls are  
> not happening correctly.  The prefs page does not have "jspwiki- 
> prefs.js" included and the edit page does not have "jspwiki-edit.js"  
> or "posteditor.js" included.
> Any ideas as to why addResourceRequest() calls would be failing?
> thanks again,
> pete
> On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:15 AM, Peter Schart wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion, David.  Unfortunately, I don't think  
>> this is the problem either.  As far as I can tell, the permissions  
>> are correct.
>> The deeper I dig trying to fix this the more I am starting think  
>> that something is just totally screwed (quite possibly the server  
>> itself and nothing to do with JSPWiki).
>> I just keep finding more and more "weirdness" - like when I go to  
>> the Attach tab on a page I get the "You don't have access to <page  
>> name>" message (even though I'm logged in as a member of group  
>> Admin which has AllPermission in my policy) and yet it happily lets  
>> me upload... ?
>> If I could recreate the problem on my test box I could probably  
>> figure this out but everything works exactly as I expect it to on  
>> my test box with the exact same setup, .policy and .property  
>> files...  I'm truly stumped.
>> Back to digging...
>> pete
>> P.S. I may have found a culprit for the prefs not saving thing.   
>> When I load the prefs page I get a javascript error about  
>> "WikiGroup" not being defined (it's a line that spits out the group  
>> members to the group tab of the preference page).  The line is, for  
>> example: "WikiGroup.putGroup("Admin", "<user>\n<user2>\n", "created 

>> on ....");"  I'm guessing that the js error might be preventing the  
>> cookie-writing from executing.  But again, I don't get this error  
>> on my test box so it's probably going to be difficult to track down  
>> the cause.
>> On Mar 9, 2009, at 8:24 PM, David Gao wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have similar experience before. My case is that I cannot change  
>>> password no matter how I tried. NB. my JSPWiki is running on  
>>> CentOS linux. And finally I found that the ACL for one of jar  
>>> files in WEB-INF/lib folder is not corrected set. Tomcat simply  
>>> has no right to access that file.
>>> Everything works fine after I chmod the jar file to the correct  
>>> ownership. Hope this helps.
>>>> Thanks for the quick response, Janne. I thought of the baseURL  
>>>> thing, but I just double checked and -- as far as I can tell --  
>>>> they are correct.  As I mentioned, I have two wikis running --  
>>>> each with a separate *.properties file -- one has a baseURL of "

>>>> " and the other is the same except the last path element is "/ 
>>>> client-wiki/".
>>>> The same type of configuration works on my test machine with "http://localhost/gal-wiki/

>>>> " and "http://localhost/client-wiki" so I'm thinking it must be  
>>>> something else.
>>>> Again, maybe I'm just missing something...
>>>> thanks again,
>>>> pete
>>>> On Mar 9, 2009, at 4:27 PM, Janne Jalkanen wrote:
>>>>> Hi ho!
>>>>> The probable reason is that your server has the wrong baseURL.   
>>>>> This causes cookies to be written for the wrong domain name, and  
>>>>> your browser won't send them back to the server (because cookies  
>>>>> can only be sent to the same server which set them in the first  
>>>>> place).  There's no way JSPWiki can really detect this (since  
>>>>> it's not actually an error case as such), so you wouldn't be  
>>>>> seeing anything in the logs :-)
>>>>> Hope this helps!
>>>>> /Janne
>>>>> On 9 Mar 2009, at 23:06, Peter Schart wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> (New here, so go easy on me!)
>>>>>> My problem is pretty simple to describe but it's driving me  
>>>>>> batty.  I'm running 2 wikis under Jetty (I have a bit of a  
>>>>>> strange set up but for the most part it's similar to the "step  
>>>>>> by step" guide to having multiple wikis).
>>>>>> On my test machine everything works as intended but for some  
>>>>>> reason on my live server preferences are not being saved to the 

>>>>>> cookie.  It has prev. search and asserted name but never  
>>>>>> updates if I, say, try to enable section editing or change the  
>>>>>> skin.  This is true (both that it works on my test machine and  
>>>>>> doesn't on the live server) in all browsers I've tested.  It  
>>>>>> doesn't give any errors or indication that anything failed, it  
>>>>>> simply doesn't save them and redirects to Main.  Going  
>>>>>> immediately back in to the prefs shows the defaults.
>>>>>> Additionally, none of widgets on the plain editor (Bold,  
>>>>>> underline, insert table, etc...) do anything.
>>>>>> I've looked everywhere I could think of for error messages or  
>>>>>> some indication of why it isn't working and I can't find  
>>>>>> anything at all.
>>>>>> I could go into more detail if anyone thinks it will help, but  
>>>>>> I thought (hope) there might be something obvious or oft- 
>>>>>> encountered that I am just missing...
>>>>>> Advice? Suggestions?
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> peter schart
>>> -- 
>>> David Gao (

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