[pmwiki-users] RFC: An improved (:attachlist:) - (:filelist:)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Sat Mar 25 14:58:22 CST 2006

On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 02:10:11PM +0100, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com wrote:
> > Then I started thinking... the new (:pagelist:) is *really* powerful, 
> > what if we could have something similar for attachments?
> ...
> > Here is some of the basic functionality that I'd like to suggest. Please
> > note that I'm not saying it necessarily should be implented using a single
> > directive.
> > 
> > * The core functionality is to generate a listing of files in a 
> >   specified directory tree. 
> > [...]

As Hagan points out -- this becomes a file exploration tool more than
a wiki authoring tool.  On that basis alone I think it says
"recipe" to me more than "core PmWiki feature".

However, we should certainly coordinate this with whatever we
choose to do for attachments.

Lastly, I think that I would tend to avoid using the page variable
syntax {$...} for file-based attributes.  Page variables are generally
associated with pages, not files or attachments.


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