[pmwiki-users] Putting ".html" extensions onto pages

Susan pmwiki at onebit.ca
Wed Mar 1 09:30:35 CST 2006

Okay, I was working in the wrong direction. (Note to self: don't do 
newsgroup before coffee.)

People who like *my* pages can get careless copying the URL. I rather 
like that!

I can still see a problem, depending on how uploaded files work. Is 
there a chance that the extension will be the only difference between an 
uploaded file and a wiki page?

<Susan does some research on pmwiki.org. Gets conflicting results. Skins 
to download are in http://www.pmwiki.org/pmwiki/uploads/Cookbook/
But the pmwiki downloads are in 
So, not all uploads are in /uploads.>

I often have the same thing in .doc, .html and .rtf formats. I don't 
recall having .shtml and .html that wasn't a mistake, but it's still a 

Aha! (We'll see. Track record is rather poor this morning.)

- If the requested page, with requested extension, exists, then use it.

- Otherwise, make the best guess for the wiki page (which is likely to 
be dropping the suffix).


Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 09:29:58AM -0500, Susan wrote:
>>If I'm reading this right:
> I don't think you are.
>>I find a page I want to share with my friends,
>>go to the top of the FireFox window,
>>copy the URL :   www.asdf.jklsde/qwert/uyiop.htm
>>paste that string into the wiki-code.
>>The program will convert it to
> Nope.  PmWiki will do no "conversion" of URLs.  What Pm is talking
> about is just making PmWiki ignore any .html suffix that might appear
> in the URL for wiki pages.  So, if you want to publish URLs to your
> PmWiki installation as 
> http://www.susan.com/wiki/Main/WhoAmI
> or as 
> http://www.susan.com/wiki/Main/WhoAmI.html
> PmWiki will treat them equivalently.
> However, your email does twiddle my brain a bit.  Assuming for the
> moment that PmWiki ignores a .html suffix, should it also ignore a
> .htm suffix?  Seems like there should be a user-defined array of
> suffixes to ignore.
> -Scott

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