[pmwiki-users] Search accross Fields
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Mar 2 14:32:38 CST 2006
On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 05:01:09AM +0100, Igor Galić wrote:
> Hello List,
> I'm using a WikiFarm to centralize 5 wiki's which belong together.
> I'm doing this to ease the pain of configuration, as it's for "users"
> who will not want to create articles specifically with a certain
> Group prepended.
In this case, I think it's far easier to use a single wiki with multiple
groups than it is to do a wikifarm. In fact, this is exactly
the sort of application that WikiGroups were originally designed to
The users don't need to be aware that there are multiple groups -
they just create links w/o group names in them and it appears (to
them) as though they have a wiki that is logically separate from
> This application will have to be able to search accross fields,
> so I was wondering what would be the most comfortable way to do this?
Well, it'll be slow, but you could try creating a special "field"
in the farm that has read-only references to the wiki.d/ directories
of each of the other fields. Searches in this special field would
then look through all of the pages of the other fields.
I have no idea how the .pageindex would function in this case --
probably not very cleanly. It might need to be disabled for
this special field.
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