[pmwiki-users] Fwd: RFC PmWiki Tips and Tricks

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Sep 26 13:05:03 CDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 10:30:56AM -0700, Martin Fick wrote:
> But these are things that we should be able to fix! 
> We are afterall advocating the use of categories to
> organize wiki content, we should be "eating our own
> dog food" shouldn't we?  I know that we have
> categories, but they are not centrally used to
> organize our site and therefore they are not perfectly
> maintained.

Part of it is also that many of the recipes in the Cookbook
predate the use of the standard >>recipeinfo<< header that
we adopted last March, and some even predate the existence
of categories.

So, ideally we'd go through the existing set of recipes
and update them to use the correct recipeinfo format.
Alternatively, and this is what I suspect will happen,
we'll switch to an entirely category-based index, and the
uncategorized recipes will simply "drop out" of the list.
That will help us to find the outdated/obsolete recipes and
arrange for them to get moved out of the Cookbook.

> Since much of the meta-data needed to support this is
> incomplete, this will not be perfect and takes some
> work to get right.  But relying on the meta-data to
> organize things is a good way to get the meta data
> correct isn't it?  

I totally agree, that's why I've been wanting to get
an updated pagelist so that we can automatically generate
the index based on metadata instead of manually maintaining
the Cookbook.Cookbook page as we do now.  :-)


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