[pmwiki-users] "Page Properties" was (:title:) misfeature

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 20:00:34 CST 2006

On 29 Mar 2006 12:23:29 +1200, John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz>
> On Monday, 27 March 2006 1:54 PM, John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz>
> wrote:
> >On Sunday, 26 March 2006 8:52 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com>
> wrote:
> >>On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 08:05:33AM -0600, Tegan Dowling wrote:
> >>>    If you go to http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/MarkupExtensions,
> you'll
> >>>    see its title appears to be "Abbreviation Plurals".  I could find
> no
> >>>    (:title:) setting for the page, but I did find that a reference to
> the
> >>>    actual page Cookbook/AbbreviationPlurals is the first item in the
> >>>    (:pagelist:) example that Christian Ridderstrom put at the very
> foot of
> >>>    the page.
> >>
> >>This is a known (mis)feature; the (:title:) directive from
> >>included pages can inadvertently override or become a title for
> >>the page that includes it.  Some people have indicated that they
> >>want to be able to specify (:title:) in includes, and even if this
> >>weren't the case I'm not sure that I know of a reliable workaround
> >>for the behavior, short of hardcoding something directly into
> >>pmwiki.php.
> >>
> >>Pm
> >>
> >One obvious approach would be to separate page data from page
> >metadata, with a separate edit form for a page's metadata. The
> >descriptive metadata are the current (:title:), (:keywords:)
> >and (:description:) directives.
> On further thought, the following directives could all move to
> a "Page Properties" action:
> noheader, nofooter, noleft, noright, nogroupheader,
> nogroupfooter, noaction and perhaps comment.
> So that's 11 directives that one would no longer have to
> remember and would no longer clutter the page and its History.
> Instead there would be a form with fields (title, keywords,
> description, comment?) and checkboxes (everything else).

Plus the ability to add other directives (nosomeotherthing) to the list via
config.php additions.
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