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403 on submitting expense after being scolded for leaving the description blank #17

asedeno opened this Issue Oct 27, 2011 · 1 comment


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asedeno commented Oct 27, 2011

If a user attempts to submit an expense without supplying a description, they are told that the description is required.

After adding a description, submitting the expense results in a 403 Forbidden error.


ebroder commented Oct 27, 2011

I saw this on Emergent Studio's BlueChips install. At the time, I concluded that it was connected to Emergent's Facebook auth setup, but it sounds like I was wrong.

It looks like this is connected to the CSRF authentication nonces that are inserted into most BlueChips forms. When the form is re-presented after failing verification, the nonce appears to be empty:

<form action="/spend/update?id=None" method="post">
  <div style="display: none;"><input id="_authentication_token" name="_authentication_token" type="hidden" value="" /></div>

(No, I don't know why we're wrapping a hidden input field in a display: none div)

@ebroder ebroder closed this in 677f57d Dec 12, 2011

ebroder added a commit that referenced this issue Dec 12, 2011

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