[pmwiki-users] RFC: PITS 00701 -- WikiFarm confusion

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Wed Mar 15 18:35:46 CST 2006

H. Fox wrote:
> On 3/15/06, Jonathan Scott Duff <duff at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 04:49:40PM -0500, DaveG wrote:
>>> I made an attempt at a simple step-by-step. I managed to refer to a Farm
>>> once, and I did not need to use the term "field", but instead used the
>>> term "wiki".
>> Indeed, while I've been reading this thread just now it occurs to me
>> that if the terminology is the problem, then making up new names isn't
>> going to help. Getting rid of the term "field" is an excellent idea
>> IMNSHO. Besides, what is a "WikiFarm" but a farm where you raise wikis
>> :-)
> I like that -- mitigate, if not eliminate, the use of the term "field".
> With that in mind, here's a question:
> Say I install a stand-alone wiki, then add a farmconfig.php (a.k.a. a
> global configuration file that maybe should be called
> globalconfig.php) and create two more wikis.  All three are wikis, and
> the two new ones are what we now would call "fields", but what is the
> original wiki?  How would you describe the difference between the two
> new wikis and the original?
There is no difference. It's simply a wiki that happens to be inside the 
PmWiki installation directory.

The other two are wiki's that happen to be outside of the PmWiki 
installation directory.

> Hagan

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