After upgrade to Confluence 5.5.1 user macros aren't displaying properly

We upgraded to 5.5.1 last night and since then a number of user macros aren't displaying as they used to. They still render but parts of them are not - and some of them are starting to behave differently. Was there a change to the way user macros behave following this upgrade? I can't find any notes on it.

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Hello Steve,

Small question: Did you upgrade your confluence to 5.5.1 because of the security update?

If yes, may you check if the update brought you the new <CONFLUENCE-INSTALL>/confluence/WEB-INF/lib/atlassian-xwork-core-1.17.jar or does your confluence 5.5.1 uses still the old <CONFLUENCE-INSTALL>/confluence/WEB-INF/lib/atlassian-xwork-core-1.13.jar ?

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We did and our hosting providers did they upgrade. Before I ask them to check, why would this make a difference?

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I'm also noticing that variables no longer evaluate as I expect them:

## @param istrue:title=Is it true?|type=boolean|default=false

#if ($paramistrue)
	YES
#else
	NO
#end

If I set the parameter in the user macro then this evaluates true. If I don't set the parameter then it still evaluates as true. In older versions of the Confluence the latter would evaluate as false.

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A colleague's check after a first update with 5.5.1 shows that the 5.5.1 Update comes with the old 1.13 jar.

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Thanks. I'll check.

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You were right in that the old version was bundled with Confluence but this didn't fix the problem.

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David Simpson Community Champion May 26, 2014

You'll need to update your user macros.

For strings, replace #if ($paramfoo) with #if ($paramfoo).length() > 0

For booleans, #if ($paramistrue) with #if ($paramistrue == true)

This is because of the security update to xwork.

More details here:
http://davidsimpson.me/2014/05/22/update-user-macros-confluence-5-5-1-xwork-1-17/

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