[pmwiki-users] ajax-like skins (was: new recipe ShowHide)

Jon Haupt jhaupt at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 15:15:39 CST 2006

I don't like the idea of separate windows, but I do like the idea of
hide the wikipage/show the edit window back and forth in the way that
John described.  Which is what they do in SWiK,


and if we could figure out how to do the authentication bit before
they got to see the edit window, even better.

While on the topic of SWiK, another thing I like is the tagging
system.  A better way of doing tags as attempted in Cookbook/Tags
(flickr-style tagging) would be having tags be page properties, that
you could then use in a <category> xml tag if you so chose, or
whatever other method you wanted.


On 3/2/06, Robin <robin at kallisti.net.nz> wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 16:05, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > I'm not sure I completely see or understand the claimed advantage here.
> Well, I'm just speculating and describing. The maybe-usefulness is another
> aspect entierly. The main benefit comes from being able to do one thing,
> while another thing is happening. For example, and I'm quite sure this is a
> bad idea, but it's just an example: the preview could update once a minute
> with the state of the current text field, without the user noticing.
> > the preview capability, I'm thinking that the much better
> > approach may be to let ?action=browse accept markup text from a
> > POST request, instead of reading the page. Then, we can use a short
> > javascript so that the preview button creates a new "preview" window and
> That's a good idea. It would also fix one of the issues I had with my XUL
> editor. With that, I had three tabs: edit, preview, and markup help. If I
> could have it so that when you changed to the preview tab, it reloaded that
> with the contents of the edit field, it would be good.
> I should start work on that again some time. Right now I'm learning LISP and
> R, and don't have the learning-space for another language however :)
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Jon Haupt
Fine & Performing Arts Librarian
Iowa State University
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Ames, IA 50011
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