[pmwiki-users] Re: Redesigning the edit page - heirarchical menus?
Dr Fred C
drfredc at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 29 10:47:20 CDT 2005
Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Dr Fred C wrote:
>> Joachim Durchholz wrote:
>>> Dr Fred C wrote:
>>>> Before one complicates the save routine, perhaps the major/minor
>>>> option could be automated by comparing the page size before and
>>>> after. If the change is size is bigger than 15 chars or 5% (or
>>>> whatever is set in config as the trigger for major edit), then it's
>>>> a major change, otherwise it's automatically saved as a minor change.
>>> Don't include markup changes in the character count.
>>> Problem: if PmWiki decides it's major after all and the user
>>> disagrees, how can he correct that? Asking would require an
>>> additional HTML interaction, which is slow and makes the wiki "less
>> The user would click on 'minor' edit for saving if that is what they
>> want. It seems the automated process would only need to be executed
>> on major edit saves.
> I think that places us back at square one: the user has two ways of
> saving, and must choose the right one.
Not really. Most users probably save everything as a major save and
(knowingly or unknowingly) let the webmaster's configuration choice
decide if it was major or minor. If they want to force it to be minor,
they'd click on minor. Most users are probably unaware how their choice
might effect any underlying wiki mechanism. Having a configurable
option to allow the wiki to screen this would seem to be better for
most. Again, if a wikimaster wants it to be totally manual, set the
configuration to 0.
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