[pmwiki-users] the new FAQ-o-matic
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Mar 16 11:52:55 CST 2006
On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:07:15PM -0500, Susan wrote:
> What triggers the inclusion to the FAQ page?
> Is there a way the topics and/or questions can be listed a the top with
> a link to the answer? That way, I can scan the questions quickly without
> scrolling through all of the answers.
Someday when I incorporate a table-of-contents feature into the
core, yes, we can probably do it. But as things stand now, no, it's
(And I'm very glad I didn't write a table-of-contents feature before
now, or it wouldn't have worked for this application.)
> Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:45:16AM -0500, Neil Herber wrote:
> >>At 2006-03-13 10:26 AM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
> >>>I've also updated the PmWiki.FAQ page to automatically grab
> >>>faq sections from other pages (you can see the newly added
> >>>questions automatically appearing at the bottom of PmWiki.FAQ --
> >>>http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/FAQ ).
> >>The automatic FAQ include is superb.
> > Thanks!
> >>I especially like the way the
> >>pagename becomes a heading and link. Perhaps Hagan can be persuaded
> >>to move the rest of the entries onto their respective pages. (He is
> >>the expert in this area ;-)
> > Well, anyone is welcome to do it. For me, I'm planning to wait a bit
> > and see if the overall concept works at all as we get more questions
> > and pages together. It also depends on what happens when others
> > start adding questions (without answers) to pages. But even in
> > this case, the FAQ page gives us a way to know what questions are
> > out there to be answered.
> > Also, I think there will be some entries that might not fit well on
> > any other documentation page; in this case they may just be left
> > on the PmWiki.FAQ page itself.
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