Ticket #446 (closed Defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Retype Topic "Webpage" deletes user account.

Reported by: jori Owned by:
Priority: Major Milestone:
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.1
Keywords: Cc: jri
Complexity: 3 Area:


After creating a "New User Account" as admin, i.e. u: test, p: test, then editing the new entry by selecting "Retype" and picking up "Webpage" as Retype Topic newly created user account gets deleted and on the workspace will appear round marble icon which cannot be removed because an object doesn't have any relation and is understood just an image icon within workspace.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jri

Yes, for the moment the "Retype" command can cause serious damage. DM shows a clear lack of robustness here. DM must not allow the user to perform meaningless or even destructive retype operations.

For the moment DM does not prevent the user from retyping anything into anything. Although retyping e.g. a "Person" into a "Country" is pretty useless and some retype operations can even stop DM from working.

One reasonable retype operation, on the other hand, is e.g. "File" -> "Icon". This allows the user to use her own image files as topic icons. ("Icon" topics appear in the type builder's iconpicker dialog.)

I see one possible short term task here and one bigger issue:

  1. When rendering the detail panel fails (right side) the topic's context menu must still appear. The user must be enabled to delete an erroneous topic at least.
  2. DM must allow only reasonable retype operations. How the underlying rule-model could look like is an open question.

In the meantime use the "Retype" command carefully.

Thank you, jori, for reporting. Nice to met you at the DM Lounge!

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Malte

  • Cc jri added

Is this still an issue?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by jri

The "Retype" feature will probably removed soon.
See #1057

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by jri

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

The "Retype Topic" feature has been finally removed in DM 4.8.5

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