[pmwiki-users] Nested includes and IncludeWithEdit
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Feb 15 13:47:03 CST 2006
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:33:45PM -0700, Bellave Jayaram wrote:
> Could you confirm that the processing for Page1 runs before that for Page2
> and finally Page3 is processed and put together? Basically, the more
> specific page, Page3, picks out content from Page2 which is more specific
> than Page1 which is the leaf level page.
Nope, that's not what happens. Essentially what happens is that
PmWiki starts with the full text of Page3, processes any conditional
(:if:)...(:ifend:) markups, and then processes any (:include:)
directives. If there are any (:include:) directives, it then restarts
processing from the beginning.
So, assuming that we have:
Page3: (:include Page2:)
Page2: This is page 2
Page1: This is page 1
Page0: This is page 0
then the processing steps for Page3 are
which then becomes (first pass)
This is page 2
This is page 0
which then becomes (second pass)
This is page 2
This is page 1
This is page 0
> The way I am thinking of configuring is to have Page3, say
> RecoverDBPassword, in a Pmwiki field that contains information specific to a
> certain Domain, say Databases.
Do you mean "field" in the "wikifarm" sense here, or do you mean it
as a "wikigroup"?
I'm not terribly familiar with DITA, so I'm having a little bit
of trouble following the use case you gave. My suggestion is to
rephrase the usecase without the use of "Page1", "Page2", "Page3", etc.,
and just stick to the actual names they would have in reality.
That would make it easier to follow.
> The CookBook is a great way for people to discover the various recipes
> within Pmwiki but unfortunately, it is daunting for newbies to wade through
> it all and to persevere and succeed by trial and error. I believe what we
> need is more of methodology or best practices type of documents that can
> then be used as "Cookie Cutters" to create many useful Pmwiki sites. Maybe
> some documents exist here and there in bits and pieces but I think it would
> be nice to compile them all in one place.
Yes, it would. But while lots of people are saying "we should have
best practices of documents", very few people are saying "here's the
best practice document I've written, what do you think?" (although
there are some people who are doing this!).
We have *plenty* of organizational tools at our disposal on pmwiki.org
to build this sort of thing (groups, trails, categories, cookbook
sections, etc.), propose something specific and we can start from
> I am hoping in the not too distant future that there would be install
> wizards that go through some of the questions and preconfigure Pmwiki for a
> particular purpose.
"Wizards" are very difficult to do cross-platform and in a web
environment, but we might be able to do it. More likely is to
have recipe bundles that one simply "drops in" to a standard
PmWiki installation that causes it to be preconfigured in a
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