[pmwiki-users] Utilizing Fox without extra markup?

tamouse mailing lists tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 09:11:16 CST 2012

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Hans Bracker <design at softflow.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi tamouse,
> Saturday, November 17, 2012, 9:32:44 PM, you wrote:
>> Is it possible to use Fox (in particular, FoxEdit sort of thing)
>> without having to add the {[foxedit ...]} markup? In other words, can
>> it be used to completely replace the stock PmWiki edit functions? What
>> I'm after is being able to edit all my pages with PTVs in separate
>> fields from the rest of the page. I'd like to be able to do this
>> without having to incur a mass edit in order to make this work. (Or,
>> if someone could suggest an alternative?)
> I am not sure what you mean by "mass edit".

By "mass edit" I mean I don't want to have to run through every page
in my wiki and insert markup to make this work, and also, for future
proofing, I don't want to have to insert it into every new page I

The following talks about inserting the fox markup on the page itself,
which is what I'd like to avoid.

> You can use Fox to edit a whole page, either the text of the whole page (using foxaction=replace as a parameter in the (:fox form ..:) markup), or editing PTVs, if the page text is structured into a number of PTVs. FoxContacts can give you a good example for this.
> FoxEdit is an addon to Fox to provide edit links, and set some page variables, which are useful in a Fox form to edit.
> The markup
>    {[foxedit form=FoxEditForm]}
> could be substituted with standard link markup like
>    [[{*$FullName}?action=foxedit&form=FoxEditForm]]
> so you could use ?action=foxedit&form=FoxEditForm  instead of
>  ?action=edit
> Create a FoxEditForm which does exactly the kind of PTV editing you want for general page edits.
> Hope this helps a bit.
> Best regards,
> Hans
> www.softflow.co.uk

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