[pmwiki-users] Fwd: Re: RFC: PITS 00701 -- WikiFarm confusion
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Wed Mar 15 12:27:04 CST 2006
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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 13:18:21 -0500
From: "David Gilbert" <nepherim at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] RFC: PITS 00701 -- WikiFarm confusion
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Neil Herber wrote:
> At 2006-03-15 12:48 PM -0500, DaveG is rumored to have said:
>>> * A field is a single wiki with a unique URL. Each field lives in its
>>> own directory.
>> I'd remove the first sentence. It adds little. Thus:
>> "Each field lives in its own directory, which is usually outside of
>> the pmwiki farm directory."
> Except that under my definitions, there is no such thing as a "farm
> directory". There are just fields which together form a farm. One of
> those fields is special, in that the code lives there - the home field.
Something Jo raised is that perhaps fields shouldn't have special
cases. Perhaps a field is simply a separate wiki installed outside of
pmwiki/ that shares a common code base. I think looking at it like
this clears a lot of the confusion.
> The fact that the URL is unique is important, because if it is not, then
> why use a farm? If an admin wants to segregate pages without creating a
> new URL, they should be using groups.
The goal of farms is to separate wiki's, both content and potentially
administration. The fact that it uses a separate URL is an important
side affect of that, but is probably not the goal in most cases.
That's why I'm suggesting removing it, or merely adding it as a side affect.
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