[pmwiki-users] Selecting a Wiki engine...
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Oct 3 13:00:50 CDT 2006
On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 12:22:54PM -0400, Henrik Bechmann wrote:
> See http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:namespaces
Ahhh, I see. They essentially manage this by avoiding the problem
of parent, ancestor, uncle, or cousin links -- i.e., you can
address pages at or below the current group, otherwise you have
to start at the root.
Could work. It still has a bunch of issues in a PmWiki context,
however. For example, a single name could be referring to either
a group or a page, and it's not clear how one would manage group
(I can give a longer detailed list if people think it would
> 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.
This is what categories, trails, and other items are intended to
> My hunch is that your page text vars may
> actually help in that regard (eg (:parentnode ParentGroup.PageName:)).
I think you may be right -- I'm still learning what all is possible
within the context of page text vars.
> 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
> >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.
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> Henrik Bechmann
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