[pmwiki-users] Selecting a Wiki engine...

Henrik Bechmann henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 3 11:22:54 CDT 2006


See http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:namespaces

Looks like the underlying implementation depends on a dynamic (matching) 
directory structure and a bunch of meta data files that have to be kept 
in sync. Brittle.

Personally, I think it would be more fruitful (and less brittle) to 
think of the current PmWiki implementation as a *repository* of pages, 
with some way of structuring hierarchies on top of that with reference 
to the underlying repository. My hunch is that your page text vars may 
actually help in that regard (eg (:parentnode ParentGroup.PageName:)). 
Just a hunch though. Looking forward to playing with it. After all it's 
not the physical repository hierarchy that matters in most cases, just 
the *presentation* of a hierarchy. Might be helpful to have an analog of 
(:title:) for groups ((:grouptitle Presentation Group Name:))...

- Henrik

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 08:11:25AM -0400, The Editor wrote:
>> On 10/3/06, Thomas Voghera <thomasvoghera at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> - limitation to a two-level hierarchy (groups and pages)
>>> Is this about how pages can be organized? carved in stone?
>> But it is *possible* this hierarchy problem will be solved soon.
>> There was a very long list discussion on the subject a few months
>> back, and the resolution seemed to be there was not a simple way (yet)
>> to adequately qualify relative links (and avoid resulting
>> ambiguities).
> It's possible but not likely.  I've spent a *lot* of time over the 
> past five years thinking about hierarchical group implementations,
> and I don't like anything we've come up with better than the current
> Group.Name system.
> That said, this past week I heard through a couple of off-list
> discussions that DocuWiki now has a good hierarchical grouping
> system -- if someone wanted to check it out and report back it
> might be worth looking at.
>> I'm wondering if in the back of Pm's mind the new syntax for *$:vars
>> was a step toward solving this problem.  
> Nope, I haven't consciously made a connection between vars and
> hierarchical groups.  Sorry.
> Pm
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