[development] Hacked core - but why? D6

Steve Ringwood nevets at tds.net
Tue May 22 16:12:28 UTC 2012

Gut feeling

     There is custom code using drupal_execute to submit a form but it fails to pass validation.
     Probably not a safe/secure hack.


On 5/22/2012 11:08 AM, jeff at ayendesigns.com wrote:
> Hi all. So, I'm working with a client who had work done by well-meaning-but-short-on-Drupal-experience coders, who achieved some things by hacking core, and I'm identifying the hacks and finding alternative ways to achieve the same results.
> One (probably not the only, just the first) has me puzzled. In the original drupal_execute, the form state is set to must_validate (this, as far as I can tell from a grep, is not checked for anywhere), and then form_error is called in a way to reset the static form error state.
> The hack comments out the form state assignment and call to reset the form error state. Why would someone would want to do that, given that it's occurring after a form is first loaded? The only thing that comes to mind is perhaps the same from is being loaded as was just displayed, and they don't want the displayed errors to be reset, but surely this would have consequences when the forms ARE different.
> Any thoughts?
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