[Pmwiki-users] Group/page descriptions

Christian Ridderström chr
Mon Aug 18 06:47:48 CDT 2003

On Sun, 17 Aug 2003, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 08:28:57PM +0200, Christian Ridderstr?m wrote:
> > Here's a suggested markup code:
> > * Defining the page description:
> > 	[[$PageDescription = <description>]]
> I'd prefer 
>    =description <description> 
> or
>    =desc <description>
> for describing the markup--it's a bit easier to parse and handle when
> the page is rendered.  This would also be similar to the =title markup
> that a few others are using to define longer titles, and it might allow
> the description to contain other double-bracketed items.

Allowing other [[]]-items is a good reason... I'd consider using
	=DESCRIPTION <description>
	=DESC <description>
instead, to make it stand out a bit more.

> > * Accessing the page description:
> > 	[[$PageDescription SomeGroup.PageName]]
> Another possibility would be [[description:SomeGroup.PageName]], which
> would be similar to the [[include:...]] syntax that is used for
> other items.

[[description:SomeGroup.PageName]] looks better to me. I have to admit 
that I don't know the rationale behind having '$' in some markup - is it 
because it corresponds to a variable in the php-code?


Christian Ridderstr?m, +46-8-768 39 44		http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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