[Portfolio] Form not rendering textarea correctly on one instance of Sakai 2.9

Sean Keesler sean.keesler at threecanoes.com
Thu May 23 05:13:12 PDT 2013

Output format is html for formCreate.xslt.
Puzzling...has any cacheing been added for these files in the last release
that would prevent changes from being seen without a restart?

Sean Keesler
326 Stone Quarry Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
sean.keesler at threecanoes.com

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Noah Botimer <botimer at umich.edu> wrote:

> There is some funny business with HTML via XSLT regarding self-closing
> tags. I'm certain I encountered this some time ago, but can't recall the
> exact solution. Double check the output format for the stylesheet vs. the
> stock formCreate.xslt. The creation renderer will take precedence over
> formFieldTemplate.xslt for the output settings.
> Thanks,
> -Noah
> On May 22, 2013, at 10:27 PM, Sean Keesler <sean.keesler at threecanoes.com>
> wrote:
> I am working with one school who has an issue with a pretty normal
> portfolio form. We developed the schema in 2.8 and tested it on another 2.9
> instance (one of the qa server and it renders fine in both instances.
> However, when imported to this particular 2.9 instance, it breaks.
> The precise problem is that text fields that should render as text areas
> render the text area "wrong"...
> Where our test instances render the text area with an opening and closing
> text area tag (e.g. <textarea> </textarea>) their instance renders it as a
> single self-closing tag (e.g. <textarea/>). The result of this is that the
> rest of the HTML after this <textarea/> tag appears in the text area in the
> browser. No submit other fields, no submit buttons....
> It seems that their formFieldCreate.xslt was different than ours...so I
> asked them to replace their version of the file with ours, which they
> did...and  we can verify that the file IS identical to our version of the
> file now. However, the form STILL renders wrong.
> Is there anything needed after replacing the default renderers? Are they
> cached somewhere? Can anyone think of a reason why the transformer would
> kick out a single tag instead of two?
> Sean Keesler
> 326 Stone Quarry Rd
> Ithaca, NY 14850
> 607-227-0276
> sean.keesler at threecanoes.com
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