[pmwiki-users] wikiforms - have identifiable page names rather than numerical
roundelld at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 10 14:51:51 CST 2008
i've got the form working as it should be (and very useful it is to) and have now given it over to users for testing/comments.
one comment that stands out is that the numerical page names could be confusing when searching 800+ entries.
for example i aim to implement wikiforms to look after our server farm at work. a lot of servers are replicated with similar names
at a.n.other site. currently the software we use has references to the alternate server name, should the primary fail.
to search on a server for example: server123a this would also reference server123b at the other location if the search criteria was for 123.
currently this would pick up both pages as, for example: Main.00001 and Main.00002 as both share similar names.
the comments received so far are obvious - how does the user know without clicking through, which server is which.
i appreciate the complexity involved in the naming standard for wikiforms but wondered if the answer given in the first question could take the
place of Main.nnnnnn.
for example using the first question on the form -
:servername:server what is the server called? (text=50) - the text entered being server345 would result in the pagename being Main.server345.
i could rename created pages in the wiki.d folder manually to call them after the servername - but was hoping there *might* be an
automatic way of this being done?
thanks for any suggestions/advice in advance!
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