[pmwiki-devel] MailForm -> EMailForm

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Aug 9 12:53:01 CDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 01:34:36PM -0400, Ben Wilson wrote:
> On 8/9/07, Martin Kerz <martin at kerz.org> wrote:
> > I packed all the cluttered additions to MailForm together and put it
> > in a new package, thus giving up the two seperate recipes MailForm
> > _and_ EMailForm and merged it into one.
> >
> > If there is consent, it would be nice if EMailForm could be linked to
> > from the cookbook page.

The password for most things on pmwiki.org is "quick".  Feel free to
add the recipe.

> > In the meantime I made the MailForm redirect to EMailForm.
> I noticed there was a redirect there before. I prefer that you not
> redirect. 

I agree.  Redirecting (and eliminating the existing content) isn't very 
friendly to those who may continue to choose MailForm for one reason
or another -- instead, put a link on MailForm to EMailForm to indicate
that a newer version is available.

> What I proposed some time back (and ran out of time to support) was
> that PmWiki recipe authors create a unified recipe for mailing, then
> overlay individual recipes (e.g. MailForm and TellAFriend). Then,
> recipes using the unified mailing routine would share. The only push
> back I received on this was "what if the shared recipe changes?"

I should note that the version of mail forms that I'll be
supporting for PmWiki is given by the PmForm recipe, as
demonstrated at


The PmForm system is flexible enough that we could easily 
provide TellAFriend-like address verification capabilities 
on top of the existing mailform capabilities.

This isn't to say there can't be other mailform recipes available,
but PmForm is the one I expect to be using and supporting myself.


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