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Fixed Template modification key prevents add-on install

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by RoldanLT, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    XenForo 1.4.0 beta 3, I tried to re-install Extra Portal Addon, and got this error:
  2. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Maybe you should talk to the addon developer?
  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I don't have that problem before, it only occur on XF 1.4.0 beta 3.
  4. Lexy

    Lexy Active Member

    you use 1.4.0 on live forum??
  5. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Most likely this is caused by a line break in the XML file done automatically by the editor software. You may want to check that.
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  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Yes, since Beta 1.

    I can't find any line break here's the screenshot of the addon XML
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It might not be the add on ID that triggers the error. Could be any number of items that require IDs.
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  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    OK, Any Mods online please merge this thread to Extra Portal Discussion Thread.
    But I don't encounter this before :/
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Just an update, I don't have this kind of problem on XenForo 1.4.0 Beta 2 and below.
    I just tested now on 1.4.0 beta 2 board.
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Just did some diff comparisons on the new code.

    It's this:

    if (preg_match('/[^a-zA-Z0-9_]/'$key))
    $this->error(new XenForo_Phrase('please_enter_an_id_using_only_alphanumeric'), 'modification_key');
    The verification of the template modification key.

    I never knew that it wasn't already constrained to those characters, but it was. Seems like Extra Portal has modification keys such as:
    add simpleportal promotelink

    It tends to be the description copy and pasted, it seems.
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  11. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    The modification key always had this restrictions in its description. It seems like a bug fix, because this should always have been checked.

    Anyway: This problem is caused by Extra Portal and has to be fixed by its developer.
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  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's not entirely true. The description on the page at is (and always has been as far as I can remember): This is used to uniquely identify a modification across add-on upgrades.

    But you're right. It's a reasonable change for XF to have made and would be an add-on fix.
  13. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    That is exactly what it was. Should be add_simpleportal_promotelink (along with a couple of others.) Fixing now.
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  14. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This wasn't actually supposed to trigger when installing or upgrading an add-on. It was mostly to get the add-on developers to be aware of it when creating or changing. I just forgot that, of course, this check would run on installation of an add-on.

    So the check now only runs when you try to edit the modification (which would require a change to push anything through).
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