[Freeipa-devel] [PATCH] 0026 Do not display success message on failure in web UI

Ana Krivokapic akrivoka at redhat.com
Thu May 16 14:26:10 UTC 2013

On 05/16/2013 01:20 PM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
> On 05/15/2013 05:43 PM, Ana Krivokapic wrote:
>> On 05/13/2013 04:51 PM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
>>> On 05/07/2013 05:16 PM, Ana Krivokapic wrote:
>>>> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3591
>>> 1) The change from on_success to on_error is causing problems when
>>> some command in a batch doesn't fail. Ie.: disable multiple users on
>>> user search facet. Disabling already disabled user causes an error.
>>> The dialog is shown but the page is not refreshed so the newly
>>> disabled records are still displayed as enabled. We might even call
>>> this case a success.
>>> IMO we shouldn't change the method because the batch itself succeeded.
>>> The problem should be fixed on caller side (users of batch command).
>>> 2) Also `ajax` context should be left there instead of `this`,
>>> otherwise it would get the context of on_ok handler:
>>> 3) (not an actual issue) Some of my old code doesn't contain space
>>> between for/if and opening curly bracet, opposite to the rest of the
>>> Web UI. Spaces should be added when touching these parts of code.
>> Since the problem occurs in the case when the batch succeeds, but some
>> commands from the batch fail, it should be enough to modify the message
>> that is displayed. I modified it so it shows exactly how many items from
>> the batch succeeded.
>> Updated patch is attached.
> It's a good direction.
> 1) Search trough the code revealed that there are also other cases:
> a) in association_facet:association.js:1031,1082 - add and delete when
> bulk_associator (default) is used (ie. in group/member_user). Make
> sure that it doesn't crash when serial associator is used (it doesn't
> use batch command).
> b) sudo rule delete option
> Can be reproduced by using two Web UIs and trying to do the same
> action in both instances.
Fixed in updated patch. I also slightly reworded strings in internal.py,
to avoid situations like "1 items were added".

> 2) I wonder whether to not call notify_success when all commands in a
> batch fail. User should know what failed from the error dialog. But it
> is not sufficiently verbose in this matter, it should show how many
> commands succeeded and failed -
> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/1702 . Until then I'm hesitant
> to omit the notify_success call. On the other hand, it might be easier
> to do now. What do you think?

I would not omit it - I think the displayed message is quite clear and
no longer misleading. It is an extra piece of information for the user
and could be useful in the case when all commands in a batch fail, as it
is not immediately clear from the error dialog that this is what
happened. I would leave it in for now, at least until we see what the
solution for #1702 will look like.


Ana Krivokapic
Associate Software Engineer
FreeIPA team
Red Hat Inc.

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