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From "Chris Lambertus (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (INFRA-9250) Self serve does not allow empty attributes to be populated
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:11:40 GMT

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Chris Lambertus updated INFRA-9250:
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    Issue Type: Planned Work  (was: Bug)

> Self serve does not allow empty attributes to be populated
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-9250
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-9250
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Planned Work
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>            Reporter: Sebb
>            Assignee: David Nalley
>
> The self-serve app does not allow empty attributes to be populated.
> This is because of lines 258/259 in [1], where the field is set to disabled if the attribute
is not present in the values for the current record.
> A simple fix is to remove the lines.
> However, this then causes a problem, because empty fields are pre-populated with the
value "<not present>", which will get written to the attribute if the user does not
clear the fields first. This would be tedious and error-prone.
> Dropping the "<not present>" value does not work either, because the field is currently
only rendered if there is a value for it.
> The changedetails.html template needs to show at least one field for every supported
attribute whether it has an actual value or not.  
> For writable fields, one could use a field placeholder attribute [2] to show the "<not
present>" text. This would also be suitable for read-only fields.
> Whatever approach is taken, there needs to be a way to test the changes.
> Is there a test installation of the SelfServe app that can be used to check that the
page renders OK?
>  
> [1] https://svn.apache.org/repos/infra/infrastructure/selfserve/trunk/lib/selfserve/__init__.py
> [2] http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_placeholder.asp



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