[Pmwiki-users] An outline for WikiOutlines with inlined markup?
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Thu Nov 7 11:07:00 CST 2002
WikiOutline rendering, revisited:
> > The ideal would be something like a cross, 2-dimentional navigation:
> > UpPage
> > PrevPage | CurrentPage | NextPage
> > DownPage
and Scott remarked
> Yes, but how do you get back to the outline page? I think it should
> show up somewhere on each of its constituent pages.
and Pm added
> [This] seems like a *lot* of stuff to be generating from a single
> <|OutlinePage|> markup and placing in every content page of the
> outline. Pretty soon the page[s] contain more outline/navigation text
> than actual page contents. :-)
Upon reflection, there may (keyword: "may") be some reasonable renderings
if we use abbreviated outlines. For example, we could do:
which omits everything not directly related to CurrentPage by location
or ancestry. Or, following a breadcrumb model, some variation of:
OutlinePage > FirstLevelPageB > SecondLevelPage2 > CurrentPage
(Prev: PreviousPage Next: NextPage)
which gets us down to two lines of mostly inlined text.
Comments? Further improvements? BTW, unless/until someone identifies
a specific situation where they need WikiOutline capabilities
I'm viewing most of this discussion as just brainstorming (as opposed
to leading to a specific implementation). But I'm still planning to
release some version of the WikiTrail code before the weekend; I don't
yet know how much support there might be for WikiOutlines, depends on
how easy it is to implement as I'm cleaning up the trail code.
P.S.: Just a thought: anyone think that Scott's proposal for
WikiOutline might be an approach to handling ThreadMode documents in
wiki...? See http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/PmWikiThreadModeDiscussion
and http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/ThreadMode for a discussion of
what "ThreadMode" means if you're curious.
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