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Bug-ish behavior when "Reverting to Published" on a draft awaiting approval


Consider a content item with an approval sequence on it. It has to be approved by Person B.

Person A changes the title from "Alloy Plan" to "Alloy Plan!"

Person B is notified that the item is awaiting approval. They click the notification, and see "Alloy Plan!"

Person B selected "Revert to Published." The item reverts to the published version and becomes "Alloy Plan" on their interface.

Back at Person A, they don't get a notification that this has happened. Their screen stays "Currently In Review" and "Allow Plan!"  Their interface has no idea the draft was thrown away.

If Person A tries to "Approve Entire Approval Sequence," it does nothing (the Ajax call throws a 500 in the background).

If Person A tries to "Revert to Published," they get a modal saying "This version no longer exists"

How can we avoid this?  Should "Revert to Published" even be allowed someone is reviewing? Wouldn't this be the same intent as declining the content, and should they be forced to do that instead?

Edited, Sep 11, 2017 20:58

You are correct, that option should not be in the context menu. Will write a bug for this right away. 

Thanks for the feedback!

Edited, Sep 12, 2017 9:36

@Deane, the bug ID is CMS-8317 in case you want to follow it.

Sep 13, 2017 12:14

Fix released today as part of update 189.

Nov 21, 2017 17:19
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