[pmwiki-users] New WikiGroups on pmwiki.org [Was: Volunteering for a PITS issue]

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Oct 12 00:06:35 CDT 2012

I have to agree with Hans, the current way works quite fine and there is not  
much that is broken and need fixing. Probably adding a *Skin suffux to the  
pages that don't have it will help with the perceived readability?


Hans Bracker writes:
> > I'd like to have some arguments from the community why we should or  
> > shouldn't have a dedicated Skins/ group.
> Since the introduction of categories and links to listing by category
> in the cookbook group menu I did not find a problem having skins in the  
> cookbook.
> For general browsing in general lists like RecentChanges it did help to have  
> skins identified in the page name by a 'Skin' suffix, like PmWikiSkin. 
> Not all skin pages have that, unfortunately. A dedicated page group for skin  
> pages will eliminate that, obviously.
> But moving skin recipes into their own group will likely break a number of  
> links in external sites. I am using the Cookbook:.... alias on external  
> sites, so any links to skin pages will need to be modified. We probably need  
> a Skins:.... alias to create links to page sin the PmWiki.org Skins group  
> easily. That would require a change in the distributed system, and it will  
> not be backwards compatible. So broken external links won't be fixed  
> automatically, and not easily, unless a system update will prepare for that.
> Then there may be all kinds of internal links on Cookbook pages between skin  
> page and other recipe pages. Perhaps they can be modified automatically,  
> otherwise need manual page revisions.
> So the organisational work may be more than one thinks, especially  
> considering the impact on external sites. Is the benefit big enough to  
> warrant this? I doubt it, since categories seem already to offer the best way  
> to browse the cookbook.

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