[pmwiki-users] Documentation of Recipes (was: Pre-announcing 2.2.0...)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 09:44:52 CST 2009
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 09:30:43AM -0500, Michael Shanley wrote:
> It seems like using the CategoryGroup steps on the integrity of the
> wiki a bit, doesn't it? I mean, this presumes that *most* end users
> should be able to see what recipes and skins are installed on a wiki,
> which, even given authorization, still pollutes an otherwise untainted
This is why I'd like admins to have an easy control that allows them
to specify if the documentation pages are considered visible.
> As it is, there is already a confused mush in the SiteGroup and
> SiteAdminGroup. SiteAdmin/ has very little of importance in it,
> while Site/ has a mush of things that don't really go together.
SiteAdmin/ is for things that are definitely not user-visible,
such as passwords. There aren't many things that fall into this
Site/ is for things that are shared across the entire site,
such as edit forms, page not found messages, search pages,
pagelist templates, etc. These pages must be readable by
non-admins, otherwise non-admins cannot edit, perform searches,
> ...and use the Site group only for those pages
> which by default should be editable... aka, low-level building blocks of the
I disagree. We want pages in Site to be readable by everyone
but not necessarily editable by them.
> After all, we can easily envision countless sites that would allow for
> SideBar editing, and only see situations in which the EditForm or
> Recipes pages should be hidden.
This is why we have per-page passwords and authorization.
> To consider allowing administration to bleed into the category group...
> that's madness...
No, it's exactly what categories are intended to do. If we
provide an easy way for admins to enable/disable site and recipe
documentation, then I think it all just works out.
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