Re: Backporting locking cells / worksheet protection

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 10:15:07AM -0600, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:

I don't think that the patch will introduce any stability problems, but 
it may be greatly misleading to users: The patch prohibits the editing 
of locked cells but does not prohibit the clearing or deletion or... of 
a locked cell. Users may wrongly perceive that a locked cell on a 
protected worksheet is in fact safe.

Just curious; Does the unstable branch prevent that?

I've seen your patch to introduce further protection on ranges
but large parts of it won't apply to stable so I left it.
I suppose something like that could be 'backported' but it might
well end up being a reimplementation of existing functionality.

Finally; How about documentation? Can't we just document
this function as being not totally foolproof? I can imagine putting
a 'incomplete' label on the 'locked' property of a cell. This might
very well be a good idea regardless, because right now in the stable
branch this checkbox is utterly and completely useless.

Floris Kraak
"No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it."
 -- C. Schulz

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