[pmwiki-users] GroupHomePageChange

Henrik Bechmann henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 27 17:44:51 CDT 2006

..or I use Group.FrontPage everywhere -- works for groups as well as the 
DefaultGroup (ie Home Page), avoids conflicts, is consistent, and IAC 
can be overriden with (:title:)...

- Henrik

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 08:29:04AM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:48:25PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 01:35:25PM -0400, Stirling Westrup wrote:
>>> With what we have available now, if I had it to do all over
>>> again I might go with setting something like
>>>     $DefaultName = '{$Group}';
>>> to mean "home page is named the same as the group".  But I don't
>>> know how much I'll break by changing things here, or if this is
>>> really the correct approach to take.
>> Well, a lot of my setup depends on the fact that the default "home page
>> is named the same as the group" is what happens when one is creating a
>> new group.  
> Mine too.  Although this is less important in my sites now that we
> have the ability to specify [[Group/]] and [[Group.]].
>> I think the problem is more in the inconsistency, because
>> with the Main group, the home page is always HomePage (because that's
>> how it is when PmWiki is first installed) and with every other group it
>> is the group name (including Site.Site and PmWiki.PmWiki).  That means
>> that one has either to check for both all the time, or have one or the
>> other case fall through the cracks.
> ...or just create a Main.Main page, in which case everything 
> becomes surprisingly consistent again.  :-)
>> My personal preference would be to have Main.HomePage go away and make
>> it be Main.Main, at least in the default setup.
> Noted.  We currently have things as "Main.HomePage" because I think
> this gives a better first impression than "Main.Main" does, and
> it helps to initially distinguish the group name from the page name.
> And of course there are a number of people who would prefer the other
> choice -- make "Group.Group" go away and always have everything
> be "Group.HomePage".  :-)
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