[pmwiki-users] Deprecated/obsoltete (Was: Edit preview and page view can)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Jun 2 16:55:22 CDT 2006
On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 10:16:35PM +0200, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> >Actually, I'm wondering if Cookbook.AuthUser simply needs to be
> In a case like this, it'd be nice if we could mark a page as either
> obsolete or depreceated. If we agree on a convention for marking a page in
> this way (it can be as simple as a convention that says that
> (:comment obsolete:)
> means obsolete, and
> (:comment depreceated:)
> means depreceated.
Categories is definitely better than text here.
[[!Obsolete]] comes to mind.
> Then we can configure pagelist/search to automaically exclude obsolete
> pages, and we should hopefully also be able to make it list depreceated
> pages with some special tag - so that the reader of the list knows that
> the page in question is depreceated.
That part isn't quite so easy -- at least, not without impacting
others' expectations of PmWiki from looking at the pmwiki.org site.
> As for how to actually mark a page, I think it'd probably be better to
> introduce special directives for this purpose.
I don't want pmwiki.org (or PmWiki) to be cluttered with lots of
special-purpose directives or markup; it goes against the
PmWikiPhilosophy. If prefer to do things by convention within
the existing markup, when possible. The time to enshrine something
as a directive is when we know it's relatively generic and likely
to be used by many sites to solve a variety of tasks.
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