Another note on the FarCry 3.0.2 RC

Another quick note on installing the FarCry 3.0.2 RC package. Many of the rule component tags in farcry_core\packages\rules have hint attributes which span multiple lines. For example ruleNews.cfc looks like this:

<cfcomponent displayname="News Rule" extends="rules"
   hint="News rule publishes news content items in date order, with
      most recently published first. News content is only visible
      if it is a) approved content; b) time is past the publish date;
      c) time is before the expriy date, and; d) it matches the nominated

While ColdFusion doesn't have a problem with this, it does cause problems with the JavaScript generated in \farcry_core\admin\includes\editcontiner_js.cfm. One fix is to just remove the line breaks from the hint attribute in the rules. This is what I did because at the time I discovered this error I didn't feel like tracking down where the JavaScript was being generated. Another, and probably the better, approach is to strip the line breaks out when building the JavaScript.

<!--- editcontainer_js.cfm line 130 --->

oRules['#qRules.rulename#'].hint = '#REReplace(application.rules[qRules.rulename].hint,"\r\n"," ","ALL")#';

Note that I haven't test the above code but I think it should work.


So after I posted this I went over to the FarCry bug database to log this issue. Apparently this is something I should have done first because it has already been reported and fixed:

Configure Rules does not allow available rule types to be moved to active rule types

The fix uses a the JSStringFormat function, a function I really haven't used all that often. (OK, maybe never.) I'll have to look into exactly what this function does as it sounds like it could come in pretty handy, especailly given all the AJAX stuff I've been doing lately.

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