[pmwiki-users] subpages

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 15:20:42 CDT 2008

2008/8/1 John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz>

> On Thursday, 31 July 2008 10:16 PM, Simon <nzskiwi at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >John,
> >I;d very much like to see some development of this script.
> >It suits a need I have down to the ground,
> >there are a few quirks and idiosyncrasies (some already
> >documented on the recipe page) that would make it really fit properly in
> pmwiki.
> > thanks in advance
> >Simon
> Well, I can't make any promises, because I had to bend a
> few edges to make subpages more or less fit into pmwiki's
> world-view. However, if you put the problems you have
> referenced on the Cookbook.SubgroupMarkup page, plus any
> others you have found, into priority order, I'll see what
> I can do about tackling them one at a time.
> From the look of it, most of the problems arise from PmWiki features added
> since I wrote the script.
> In general, I fix easy things first, which may not be what's
> important, but it's useful to know what's important, so I
> don't waste time trying to fix hard but unimportant things.
> I would like to fix the security problem noted below too.
> It occurred to me that -Draft markup may well be using a
> technique we can borrow. Presumably, if PageX has an edit
> password, then PageX-Draft will inherit it.
> JR

I've created a test
to illustrate some of the issues using the current version of the recipe.
(anyone else feel free to add to it too)
It looks to me lie recent changes to PmWiki have stopped the subpage recipe
working at all.
Happy to provide more details or access.

I hope you get some feedback on the password issue, this would be most
I've added suggested priorities to the recipe page.

thanks very much


> >
> >
> >2008/7/18 John Rankin <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz>
> >>Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:45:30 +0200
> >>From: <vincent at vizway.se>
> >>Subject: [pmwiki-users] subpages.php corruted!
> [snip]
> I;ll have to remind myself what new features are in the latest
> > version and update the documentation. However, let me point out
> > a couple of things:
> >
> > - a case can be made that one uses subpages (or subgroups) only
> >  as a last resort, when all other design approaches have proved
> >  unable to meet the need -- when you need them, they are
> >  essential; unless they are essential, they add unnecessary
> >  complexity (just my opinion, YMMV)
> >
> > - there is one feature the recipe should have, but I can;t
> >  figure out how to add it -- if Group.PageX has an edit
> >  password set, then Group.PageX,SubpageA should inherit
> >  the password, in the same way that pages in Group inherit
> >  any Group password settings; unfortunately, a page-level
> >  password applies only to the page and not its subpages
> >  (it must be possible to fix this, but I can;t see how)
> >
> > I;d be interested in feedback on whether the subpages recipe
> > is useful and should be developed further.
> >
> > JR
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