[pmwiki-users] Documentation of Recipes

Eemeli Aro eemeli at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 15:25:10 CST 2009

2009/1/21 Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr>:
>> Eemeli Aro wrote:
>> > Ummm, why not Cookbook.RecipeName? Then the names and contents could
>> > be kept identical with what's on pmwiki.org. You could then add a
>> > default Cookbook.Cookbook page much like the one on pmwiki.org to
>> > provide an index for any included documentation.
> What about sites that are about food and cooking, they need a wiki
> group "Cookbook"?
> Or even sites about other software that provide configuration examples like we
> do in our, so called "Cookbook"?

Good point, but still: are there actually any? A bit of googling
didn't give me any conflcts except for
and even that one's a bit of a stretch, as even there having a
Cookbook group wouldn't actually disturb anything. In other words,
I'll accept the argument if you (or someone else?) can give me at
least a couple of examples.

Going outside PmWiki, <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook> could be
seen as a conflict, except that they of course use MediaWiki.

As for your second argument, I'm similarly sceptical that there exist
actual real-life conflicts with this.

To summarise my thoughts, I'd argue that the meaning of "cookbook" in
the context of a PmWiki environment is sufficiently unambiguous for it
to be used as the parent group for cookbook recipes. And to be honest,
I'm taking a rather academic point of view to the whole issue as I
agree that it makes very little sense to maintain local copies of the
documentation as they're so easily available via pmwiki.org or if that
fails (which it never has for me), an archive.org search for the
appropriate page.


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