[Pmwiki-users] More on WikiTrail

Isabelle Michaud isabelle at sci.tamucc.edu
Tue Nov 5 12:03:59 CST 2002

Thanks, Scott!

I don't like the way the trails look.  I think the current page should
be part of the trail too, so that users can visualize where they are
on the trail in relationship to the rest.  What is the purpose of trails?   
To facilitate navigation?  To create structure?  Just an idea: why not
have "trails" in a left margin (the web standard), and top to bottom 
instead of left to right?  That way the links would look like on the 
trail's "home page".  It could be like a copy of the original bullet
list on every page.  Just thinking out loud...


On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:

> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:24:06 -0600
> From: Jonathan Scott Duff <duff at cbi.tamucc.edu>
> Reply-To: duff at pobox.com
> To: Isabelle Michaud <isabelle at sci.tamucc.edu>
> Cc: Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu>,
>      "'pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com'" <pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com>
> Subject: Re: [Pmwiki-users] More on WikiTrail
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 11:16:09AM -0600, Isabelle Michaud wrote:
> > I'm just now reading about the WikiTrail feature.  So many pages about it...
> > Can someone tell me in 1 paragraph what this is all about?  Sorry for being
> > so lazy!  Thanks!
> Yeah, I didn't read through all of that discussion either; just
> skimmed it.  Basically it's just a way of grouping a set of pages in a
> specific order and allowing markup to automatically add links to the
> previous and next pages within the order.  Right now the markup is
> <<PageName>> and the ordering is defined by the first-level bulleted
> list on that page.
> Just look at http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/Experimental/WikiTrail 
> -Scott

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