[pmwiki-users] Re: draft/Subpageish stuff (was: Re: Question about HTML output for link targets)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Feb 4 16:23:59 CST 2005
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 05:02:49PM -0500, Neil Herber wrote:
> Just what would subpages add to this mix? Suppose I would like to be able
> to have a page that collects comments or discussions of another page.
This is exactly what I'm working towards -- I want to be able to have
a convenient (standard) place to collect comments and drafts of pages.
> Can I
> not just declare a local convention for my wiki to be that to discuss the
> FavoriteHorse page we use a page called FavoriteHorseDiscussions? Or
Yeah, local convention is what I'm currently working with, but the
scripts that handle comments and drafts have to know of and work with
> Unless there is a "create subpage" button, why is there any need for PmWiki
> to "explicitly" support them?
I'm fairly well convinced that either in the cookbook or distribution
we need support for comments and drafts, so those scripts will need
> Will it prevent me from creating a page called FavoriteHorseDiscussions if
> the FavoriteHorse page does not exist?
I wouldn't expect it to prevent that.
> Perhaps it is the end of the week and my brain is weak, but I can't see a
> burning need for subpages in any form, regardless of the markup.
In looking at adding a commenting capability, it occurred to me that
however comments were implemented could be similarly used for drafts,
and that if I could so quickly come up with two "subpage" like things
we might want a good way to support more. But it's still in the
brainstorming stage at the moment.
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