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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-14157

Display the default and inherited values in the Administration

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 9.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Administration
    • Labels:
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    • Difficulty:
      Hard
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      Description

      Wiki preferences often support inheritance. The most common chain of inheritance is:

      page < parent page < ... < sub-wiki < main wiki < xwiki.properties
      

      This means that a configuration property:

      • can be set explicitly or
      • can be left unset in order to inherit from its ancestors

      The issue is that at the moment, when looking at a configuration option that is not set:

      • you don't know what is the actual value (you see "---" for instance)
      • you don't know where that value comes from (where is it inherited from)

      The problem is visible most often on drop-downs (select HTML element) and text inputs:

      • for text inputs we could display the default/inherited value using the "placeholder" attribute
      • for drop-downs we need to replace the "---" option with something more meaningful.

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              • Assignee:
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                Reporter:
                mflorea Marius Dumitru Florea
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