[pmwiki-users] 2.2 Series & Blog/comments

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Sat Sep 23 08:30:05 CDT 2006

On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 07:31:20AM -0400, Crisses wrote:
>    If pagelists have the ability to group pages by ctime and return a date()
>    format list, that would resolve the "Archives" problem and may even be
>    helpful for the PmWiki Magazine and I could see it being used on normal
>    Wikis as well.  

Pagelists already have the ability to sort pages by ctime; all that
is needed is to write the appropriate formatting output (either as
a pagelist template or a custom format routine).

>      Comments
>      ========
>      Comments are not incongruent with wikis. [...]
>    I personally think it is comments != wiki as well.  I give out wikis as
>    mini content management systems for brochure websites, and use it that way
>    myself on several sites.  

PmWiki's view of "comments" will be that it's simply a restricted
form of editing -- i.e., a way to add content to a page without
editing the entire page.  So, the hooks for "add content" will be
in the core, and any sophisticated features for commenting will be
separate modules or recipes.

>    I would move a Talk/Discussion tab into the central distro sooner than
>    visitor comments.  

In my view, "talk/discussion" and "comments" are really the same code--
the only difference is the context in which they are displayed.


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