[Pmwiki-users] Re: Attach (was Re: spaces in uploaded files)
Sun May 9 05:44:53 CDT 2004
On Sun, 9 May 2004, Steven Leite wrote:
> I've always felt that Attach: should be a directive, as in, [[Attach:]]
> or [[attach:]].
I'm of two minds here... on one hand
Markup: Rendered as:
Attach:aFile.txt -> Attach:aFile.txt
is just like any other inter-wiki link, eg Cookbook:UploadExtended, and
from that point of view it's consistent.
On the other hand, I agree with an earlier suggestion that I'd prefer
Attach:aFile.txt -> aFile.txt
so that you don't have to write [[Attach:aFile.txt aFile.txt]].
Now Steve suggests we use
[[attach:aFile.txt]] -> aFile.txt
and I think I like that...
> It doesn't feel right to include it as plain text along with the other
> WikiText. If it's special, and it's doing something (internally), it
> should be apparent from it's syntax. I vote to have this syntax put in
> [[Square Brackets]]. Same with Attachlist .. should be [[attachlist:]].
> I prefer all lower case to be consistent with other directives.
Here's the current syntax:
attach ::= 'Attach:' upload-path upload-name
attachlist ::= '[[Attachlist:' upload-path
[+ws attachlist-sort *ws] ']]'
Adding a parallell syntax for [[attach:]] should be "orthogonal" if we use
lower case, i.e. the two alternatives can be used in parallell:
attach2 ::= '[[attach:' upload-path upload-name ']]'
An advantage with [[attach:]] is that it easily lets you use spaces in the
filename. If we have [[attach:]], do we still need:
Attach:"some file name"
I don't think so... and I'll therefore implement [[attach:]], and while
I'm at it, I'll allow [[attachlist:]] as well per Steve's request.
There may still be a problem with spaces in the directory names with
[[attachlist:]], since whitespace is the separator just before the
optional sort argument :-)
Finally, I don't really like the word 'attachlist', can anyone think of a
better name for a directive that lists files in the upload directory, or
"lists attachments". Maybe it's that 'attachlist' is a noun, and I'd like
the word to be a verb instead?
Christian Ridderstr?m http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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