[pmwiki-users] Utility pages
radu at monicsoft.net
Wed Jun 15 14:33:56 CDT 2005
Aha. So this is where this thread started :)
At 10:45 PM 6/14/2005, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>There are basically three issues we have to resolve:
> 1. Where should the "utility" pages go (i.e., what should this
> utility group be called)?
Yay for Site!
> 2. What variable should we use to configure the location of the
> utility pages?
$WikiGroupName :) Since it does refer to the wiki and it's technical
(wikiadmins would deal with it, it may not get too conspicuous) A variable
would also allow separate fields to have a task-specific name for their own
> 3. How do we migrate to choices #1 and #2 without drastically
> breaking things in the process?
A batch of renames that works both on the current contents and on the
> Site.AllRecentUploads (not currently used in 2.0)
The following could be overwritten by Group (or even Page? if we can figure
out a syntax, e.g. Group.Page-RecentUploads) versions
> Site.RecentUploads (not currently used in 2.0)
> Site.WikiHelp (never been terribly useful)
> Site.EditForm (proposed, see Test.EditForm on pmwiki.org)
> Site.ActionList (proposed)
no Page version for these ones :)
> My previous objection to the
>"Site" proposal was that I didn't like "Site.HomePage" as the default
Why? It sounds descriptive to me, if one runs the wiki as a site. OTOH, if
the wiki is only part of a site, people would use the variable to create
some name that makes sense to their goals (e.g. DevArea, DocSpot,
EditaBlog... even Main - yuk)
> but since we're now likely to be making a distinction
>between the "home" group and the "utility pages" group we can leave
>the default starting point as "Main.HomePage" without any difficulty.
>If we go with "Site", I think the obvious configuration variable name
>for it is $SiteGroup.
... which would not be meaningful for fields and for wikis set to manage
only specific areas of a site. Imagine a farm set to emulate a deeper
hierarchical structure, for example.
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