[pmwiki] [Pmwiki-users] CVS features was: discussion on line breaks

Bernhard.Weichel@t-online.de Bernhard.Weichel
Tue Aug 12 07:39:41 CDT 2003

Crisses wrote:
> On Monday, August 11, 2003, at 03:49  AM, Bernhard.Weichel at t-online.de
> wrote:
>> Yes, Patrick, I treated PmWiki more a lean CMS than a strict wiki.
>> For this reason I really miss Page preview and Track Authorship.
>> The lack of "Track Authorship" is IMHO a problem even on pmichaud.com
>> and is also on the way to kill PmWiki for our CVJM application.
>> The last issue which would really help for CMS like applications is
>> "page fallback".
> Actually, authorship tracking is *nice* (to me) but not as necessary,
> I think, as locking pages...I have a love-hate relationship with the
> idea of locking pages, but how else do you have more than one person
> edit the same page without messing things up?  has anyone given that
> thought?

Page locking is really hard to handle in a system which is not transaction
based. An easy think could be a warning that someone else has started
editing a page withing the recent 10 Minutes. Or a warning that someone
else has an open editing session. It could even go that far, that PmWiki
checks, if the page was changed since the beginning of the editing session.

*but* this requires, that editing sessions are always started from PmWiki.
Somtimes the editing session is started from the local cache ...

And this "someone else" can have a name if we have "Track Authorship".
So IMHO "Track Authorship" is much more than a nice to have feature. It
also allows to track problems of Edting confilicts (which occur rather
And if they do, a -non sleeping author- recognizes it immediately, can have
a look to the Page Revisions and fix it.

But we should not lock. What if one
starts editing a page and then turn off the computer? This also happens very


> Crisses
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