[pmwiki-users] wikifarm question -- Farm:FieldName markup
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Sun Aug 27 21:19:26 CDT 2006
John Rankin wrote:
> First, thanks to Pm for adding a $LocalDir variable.
> If we introduce a local customisation to add
> Farm:Field1(/GroupA(/PageB)?)? markup
> is that likely to conflict with anything?
> The intention is to streamline the process of adding new
> fields to a wikifarm, when all fields are part of the same
> url, such as www.mydomain.net/Field1/GroupA/PageB
> a. a Site.WikiFarm page will list fields (using
> Farm:Field markup) and behave like ApprovedUrls and
> InterMap -- if the field is on the page, any field
> on the farm can use Farm:FieldName to refer to it
> b. adding a new field consists of:
> -- Site.WikiFarm has a one field form (password protected)
> Add field: [ ] ( OK )
> -- adding a field adds a link to [[(Farm:)Field Name]] and
> a custom $LinkFunctions['Farm:'] renders it, in much the
> same way as $LinkFunctions['Attach:']
> -- following the link from Site.WikiFarm takes you to the
> default page of the new field and creates Field.wiki.d
> and Field.local directories
> c. Farm:Field/Group/Page behaves like Group/Page -- if
> Group/Page exists, you get a view link; if it doesn't,
> you get an edit link; if the field is undefined, you get
> the bare link text (perhaps with an 'add field' link)
> d. the url includes a <prefix>FieldName, such as
> As far as I can see, this should all be fairly straightforward.
> The likely directory structure is:
> Comments and suggestions welcome.
Are fields destined to become the new groups?
Will fields become another level in our flatland?
Will newcomers look and see a three level hierarchy, the same way (some)
look at groups and see a two level hierarchy?
P.S. I am excited that we are in this time of using pages to do more
configuration: PagelLisTemplates, CSSInWikiPages, and now this (can we
work 4H into the recipe title, or is that only in the U.S.A., the
agricultural club for kids).
What's next, a Site.Config page whose content is included in the array
of config.php files, to let you enable and disable settings, change
skins, and add or remove available recipes?
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