[pmwiki-users] PHP 5.5 compatibility

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sat Feb 22 08:41:18 CST 2014

> Patrick R. Michaud writes:
>> I wonder if it's better to have a "Compatible-with:" (or similarly
>> named) PageTextVariable here instead of categories.

I too wonder why a PTV would be better. I can see why a link is better.

Having a category (or any kind of backlink) makes it easy for us to list the  
recipes, and for visitors to find those recipes that they can use.

With a PageTextVariable this is more difficult, especially if the visitors  
have to scan the listings of all 900+ recipes (with an additional column?).  
Or if the server needs to scan them, searching for

  $:Compatible-with=*PHP*5.5* (doesn't work, probably the dash?)

I also wonder if the recipeinfo block has not become very large/high. On the  
Cookbook/Toggle recipe for example (among many others) it has 10 lines -  
that is half of my screen estate.


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