[pmwiki-users] Category.Categories ?

Donald Z. Osborn dzosborn at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 11:19:08 CST 2015

Thanks again Peter. Will adjust accordingly.

In the meantime, I tried creating the Category.Categories page that was
called for in the group config, and now it defaults there. From a layman's
point of view, seems like I primed it in the group config, then fed it by
page creation, and somehow it connected. Or something like that.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Peter Bowers <pbowers at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Peter Bowers <pbowers at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Hmmm... Even after I do this I find that MakePageName() is forcing the
>> pagename to be GroupTest.GroupTest instead of GroupTest.Xyz. Shouldn't it
>> be paying attention to the $DefaultName? I find this true regardless of
>> whether I go to a url (?n=GroupTest or ?n=GroupTest.) or if I use an
>> in-markup link ([[GroupTest.]]). Is this something I should put in PITS or
>> am I not understanding how default group names are supposed to work or is
>> something messed up in my system?
> Ah, I see - at least part of it based on whether the new page (named in
> $DefaultName) exists.
> Thus if I have this set early in my farmconfig.php:
> $DefaultName='Xyz';
> *And the page exists*
> then I can confirm that it goes to GroupTest.Xyz when I use the address
> bar to access either ?n=GroupTest or ?n=GroupTest. (with or without the
> period).
> Personally this seems PITS-worthy (i.e., a bug), but perhaps other sites
> depend on this behavior for some use-case that's not occurring to me?
> Oh, I did some research and discovered
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/01220 -- now I read that it is by design,
> but I'd have to say this particular design choice is particularly hard to
> understand intuitively. (That's rare in pmwiki, but this seems to me to be
> so.) Anyway, I will update the docs to try to help others not stumble over
> the nomenclature.
> I have now updated
> * http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/BasicVariables
> * http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/PageVariables
> * http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/WikiGroup
> * http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/LocalCustomizations
> * http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/PagePaths
> It would be good if someone reviewed my changes in case I have
> misunderstood how these should be set or am being too detailed in the wrong
> place.
> Don, to resolve your problem (I believe) you need to do the following in
> config.php or farmconfig.php (note: NOT in your per-group config script):
> ===(snip)===
> if (preg_match('!^GroupTest(?:[./]|$)!', $pagename)) {
>    $DefaultName = 'Xyz';
>    $PagePathFmt = array('$Group.$1','$1.$DefaultName');
> }
> ===(snip)===
> After that any link to just GroupTest or GroupTest. or GroupTest/ will go
> to GroupTest.Xyz and any ?n=GroupTest or ?n=GroupTest. or ?n=GroupTest/ in
> the URL will also take you to ?n=GroupTest.Xyz.
> I would also get rid of your setting of $Group and $Name within your group
> config file - that seems like it would cause problems...
> -Peter
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