[pmwiki-users] PmWiki Magazine proposed Submission/Approval Process

Henrik Bechmann henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca
Sun Oct 1 15:34:27 CDT 2006

Is "insert" the best name for this, vs. "append"?

- Henrik

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 09:01:37PM -0500, Ben Wilson wrote:
>> It sounds like we're almost to the point of having a "Draft"
>> permission level, which is somewhere between "Read" and "Edit." In
>> addition to the "Comment," which sounds like it's a permission in the
>> same ballpark. Should we expect permissions to be (in decending order)
>> Admin, Edit, Draft, Comment, Read? 
> Just to avoid potential future confusion...
> I don't think of permission levels as having an intrinsic "order"
> to them as implied here, nor does PmWiki implement them that way.
> For example, just because someone has permission to add comments
> to a page doesn't automatically imply they can read it.  (Consider
> the case where comments are stored separately from the page being
> commented upon.)
> Also, "draft" doesn't sound to me like a separate permission level,
> if we need something like this, then it likely will be handled 
> in terms of edit permissions on the "-Draft" pages.  But I'm
> still mulling this over (and PmWikiPhilosophy #3 applies here).
> Essentially, PmWiki's core permission levels will be read, edit, 
> insert (comment), upload, attr, and admin.  
>   - anyone with admin permission can do anything
>   - if a page doesn't have an edit password, it uses the read password
>   - if a page doesn't have an insert password, it uses the edit password
>   - if a page doesn't have an attr password, it uses the edit password
> It might look to many that this has "insert" and "edit" backwards --
> i.e., that "edit should be a higher level than insert".  But I think
> this is contrary to what authors will expect.  If as a page author
> I put an edit password on a page, I don't expect people to be able
> to later sneak content into the page by using ?action=insert or 
> ?action=comment.
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