[pmwiki-users] Re: Re: Re: Supporting different modes in default pmwiki

chr at home.se chr at home.se
Sun Aug 7 15:37:18 CDT 2005

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Bronwyn Boltwood wrote:

> > I'd like modes to work regardless if pages are proteced or not.
> Exactly!  Modes are NOT the same as authentication levels. 
> Authentication is for checking whether you CAN do something; modes are
> for declaring that you're currently FOCUSED on doing something.  Just
> because my personal wiki has the same password for everything does not
> mean that I want to be an admin every time I work with it, just
> because I can.  Sometimes I just want to read and edit.
> Even a visitor should be able to switch to admin mode on an open wiki.

Yes. I imagine that there would be frequent switching between the modes, 
totally depending on what "role" you are currently using the wiki.

> > I'm still interested to know if this idea of having different modes
> > makes sense or not. Is it just something that makes pmwiki more
> > complicated to user, or could we use it to make the UI better?
> I want modes. They make perfect sense to me and would make it much
> easier to focus on the task at hand.  Can I have them?  Pretty please
> with cherries and kisses on top?

We still haven't heard from Patrick, but I hope he chimes in on the new 
thread I started (the one with your succinct explanation at the top).


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

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