I TRIED TO SUBMIT THIS BUG BUT I CAN'T FIND IT AFTER SUBMIT. SO I AM TRYING TO RESUBMIT IT AGAIN. SORRY IF IT CAUSES A DUPLICATE.
I upload an image to the File Gallery, which gets assigned id=19.
Then I go to a page and insert the following Tiki markup:
To (a) provide a link to download the image, and (b) insert the image inside the page.
Works up to here.
But then, I do:
The problem however, is that the new image has id=20, not the old id=19. But the id has not been changed on the link and IMG plugin that I inserted on the page. So they still point to the old image with id=19.
The weird thing is that I can still download image id=19 (even after clearing my cache), eventhough I can't see that image in the gallery anymore. In other words, the image is still in the DB and can still be accessed.
This is definitely not how things should work. If I upload a new version of an image, then all references to that image should be updated accordingly, and I should not be able to access the old version, except in a "view history" kind of context. No?
It appears that this is not a bug per se, but rather a bad choice of default for a preference.
Indeed, if you set the following preference:
Then TikiWiki behaves as I (and I suspect most users) expect. When you upload a new version of the file, it keeps the old fileID, and replace the file's content with the new version. All references to the file or image therefore point to the new content.
Unfortunately, this option is not active by default, eventhough in my opinion, it corresponds to what 99% of users would want.
The solution is simple: just make that option be set to on by default.
Marc Laporte pointed out also that there is another option that allows you to keep prior versions of the file in some form of history. This option is supposedly off by default. I couldn't find it, but if it exists, then it should probably be set to "on" by default (unless we are concerned about increasing the size of the DB because of keeping many versions of large binary objects).
Could this be working in recent Tiki versions? Please retest.
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