[pmwiki-users] alternate edit form using Fox

adam overton a at plus1plus1plus.org
Mon Jun 14 16:15:12 CDT 2010

oh great. i'll take a look at this Dave.

On 11 Jun 2010, at 7:10 PM, DaveG wrote:

> On 6/11/2010 9:14 PM, adam overton wrote:
>> Hi there!
>> i'm thinking about spending some time this summer using fox to  
>> create an
>> alternate edit-form for my wikis. the point would be to display a
>> "simplified"/prettified edit-page-interace when an editor calls
>> something like ?action=editsimple. I imagine it would probably do  
>> some
>> of the following:
>> 1. detect and extract any PTVs from the current page and present  
>> them as
>> 1-line text inputs
>> 2. detect and extract any PTV sections from the current page, and
>> present them as a multi-line text area
>> 3. present the text for the page in a large text area (like  
>> usual), but
>> minus all the PTV & PTV section markup
>> 3. automatically add any common/necessary explanations next to or  
>> above
>> some of these fields
> In essence, this is what BlogIt does, using PTVs formatted with  
> PmForm. The key functions are bi_HandleBrowse() which handles the  
> 'viewing' of the form (with no action specified, but that's easy to  
> implement), and then bi_HandleProcessForm() which handles the  
> action when the user submits new values from the page form.
>  ~ ~ Dave

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