[drupal-devel] [bug] 'administer nodes' should be 'administer comments'

ejort drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sun Jun 19 05:47:23 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/25285

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    comment.module
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  ejort
 Updated by:   ejort
 Status:       patch
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/comment.module.remove_administer_nodes.patch (810 bytes)


In the validate case in comment_nodeapi, there is currently the

      if (!user_access('administer nodes')) {
        // Force default for normal users:
        $node->comment = variable_get("comment_$node->type",

The check for 'adminster nodes' should instead be for 'administer
comments'.  As seen in the 'form admin' case, the comment options are
only output if the user has 'administer comments' permission:

      if (user_access('administer comments')) {
        $selected = isset($node->comment) ? $node->comment :
variable_get("comment_$node->type", 2);
        $output = form_radios('', 'comment', $selected,
array(t('Disabled'), t('Read only'), t('Read/write')));
        return form_group(t('User comments'), $output);

So, the bug I ran into was with users who had 'administer nodes' but
not 'administer comments' permission.  Everything was posted with
comments disabled (the validate case DIDN'T force comments to the
default, but neither were they given an option to select anything). 
This one line patch fixes the issue.

This is present in 4.6 (where I discovered it) and in HEAD.



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