[pmwiki-users] The Philosophy of PmWiki: adding to the core

Oliver Betz list_ob at gmx.net
Tue Nov 12 03:58:00 CST 2013

"Patrick R. Michaud" wrote:


>Storing data and metadata in a single file was a very conscious 
>design choice in PmWiki -- I wanted pages to be well encapsulated
>and didn't want to ever have to worry about them getting out-of-sync.

It is safe and easy to handle, e.g. when moving, copying, renaming
"pages". I prefer it also.

>Keeping them separate is also a perfectly valid design choice; for
>my needs it just made much more sense to keep it all together.
>> I also regret line breaks and such are mangled in pmwiki, which
>> means you can't easily edit your data from outside a web browser,
>I agree a fair bit on this point -- there are many times that I
>wish for a plainer-text version of the files.  That's actually

MIME multipart, one of the advantages of PhpWiki.


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