[pmwiki-users] Another approach to section editing

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Mon Aug 9 12:52:36 CDT 2010

On Saturday 07 August 2010 16:51:51, Randy Brown wrote :
>  Does anyone else think that the ability to have integrated section
>  editing would be a great enhancement to PmWiki? Take a look at my

Hello. Section editing is one of the most frequently used features for example 
in MediaWiki (Wikipedia), so yes, for long pages, it could be a great 
enhancement to PmWiki. Unfortunately, simultanious edits is not an easy thing 
to handle -- for example, if you edit a section, and in that time another 
editor reorganizes the page (refactoring, permutation of sections). This is 
complex, could go wrong on many places, and requires a lot of thinking and 
work, so for the moment it is on our "some day" wish list. :-)

>  envisioned edit form below, and think how friendly that would be for
>  authors who don't know much markup! I think one of the biggest impediments
>  to PmWiki's wider adoption is the knowledge that it demands of authors.
> Editing MyPage
> Section: All TITLE Section1 Section2 Section3
> ------------------(edit area)--------------------
> I am the page's title - change me
> --------------------------------------------

There is also the recipe EditAttributes -- it can handle page title, 
description, and even predefined PageTextVariables in separate edit fields 
(some configuration will be needed) :



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