LaTeX Math 3.0.1 and 3.1 are breaking Scaffolding add-on

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I've just spent a few hours investigating why Scaffolding didn't work as shown in the tutorials, and wanted to share my findings to alert other users who may have the same issue.

When LaTeX Math 3.0.1 or 3.1 (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.tensixtwo.conf.latexmath/cloud/overview) are installed on our Confluence System (and not disabled), they break the functionality of the Scaffolding Add-On . The "table-data" macro from Scaffolding that allows for the creation of dynamic tables filled with meta-data does not render properly, and Scaffolding becomes unusable. I have been able to solve the issue by downgrading LaTeX Math to version 2.6.1, where the issue does not appear. I had to disable all our add-ons and re-enable them one by one to identify the culprit: LaTeX Math....

I have also filed this as a bug report with the LaTeX Math people, but as it's not evident what is causing the issue, I figured that people would first look for clues in the Scaffolding community.
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Alexander Duschau-Wicke

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Posted 2 years ago

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Suresh Mathusuthanan, Alum

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Hi Alexander,

In order for us to replicate this issue on our test instance, can you provide us the following:
  • Confluence version
  • Scaffolding version
  • Storage format of the affected page
Thank you.

Regards,
Suresh
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Alexander Duschau-Wicke

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Hi Suresh,


- Confluence version: 5.9.3

- Scaffolding version: 8.6.2


I don't have a storage format at hand, as I have downgraded LaTeX Math to version 2.6.1 which fixes the issue. The page where I spotted the issue just had a Table Data with a List Data with some List Options in it. After "Edit Content", data entry and saving, the displayed data would end up outside the table, and somehow get disconnected from the form fields... 


I don't think you guys at ServiceRocket have to look into it, as the problem seems to be on the LaTeX Math side (though it would of course be nice to be robust against such things). If you want to connect with those guys, their email is help@bolosoftware.atlassian.net, and the associated ticket is #DESK-31.


Best,

Alex