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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: sub pages
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:34:34 GMT

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On 2 Apr 2008, at 00:27, Florian Holeczek wrote:
> Hi all,
> I now understand the need and convenience of sub pages. However, I
> can't imagine an easy user interface for it. Normally, people don't
> think in trees and these data structures. I wonder whether they really
> know that e.g. deleting a page will also delete all sub pages.
> Does anyone here know a live example of how this feature is presented
> to the user?
> Regards,
>  Florian
> Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht vom 27.03.2008 um 10:35:
>>> Could anyone explain why sub pages are such an important  
>>> requirement,
>>> maybe give an example?
>> For example, the current WeblogPlugin has to use a very inconvenient
>> way of naming pages, creating loads and loads of pages by the same  
>> name.
>> It would be much nicer, if all entries were subpages under a single
>> page.
>> This has also some nice implications on ACLs - if you want to have
>> bits of your wiki sliced off with a bit more/less freedom, ACLs can
>> be inherited.  Again, the weblog plugin is a good example - you need
>> to set the ACL only once on the top-level page, instead of editing
>> every single entry page.
>> Other typical use case is adding e.g. a "Talk" -page to your page.
>> In some wikis, this is a sub-page of the actual page; in some, it is
>> living in a whole separate space. I think it's better to have it as a
>> subpage, because once we allow several spaces to exist, you would
>> need sub-spaces to accommodate the talk pages...
>> /Janne

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