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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: separate space for user profiles
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:29:05 GMT

Yup, I'd go with Andrew here.   We *could* though put all user pages under something like
"Users/JanneJalkanen" once we enable subpages.

Incidentally, there's already support for the mimetypes for pages; one thing I was thinking
was enabling stuff like doing templates by switching renderers - how about a TemplateRenderer
that combines two pages so that you can have a proper form instead of just basic HTML?


On 3 Feb 2010, at 16:10, Andrew Jaquith wrote:

> Florian, I agree that user home pages are "special," and that we
> should do something about it. But I'd be reluctant to use access
> control templates. Instead, it would be better to extend the security
> policy grammar so that the defaults are sensible. For example, for
> groups, one of the default policies is this:
> permission
> "*:<groupmember>", "edit";
> ...which means "any members of the group can edit it." It's easy to
> imagine how this might extend to pages, e.g., creating a <self> or
> <fullname> token that would be evaluated. I think this is probably
> better than templating.
> Your comment also made me think about page "types," in the sense that
> we might want to consider adding support for this -- probably as an
> Enum. Home pages might be one type; comments (which will be sub-pages
> at some point) might be another. But I haven't thought too hard about
> this just yet.
> Andrew
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Florian Holeczek <> wrote:
>> Hi devs,
>> I want to start a discussion on a special aspect of the organization of
>> our new backend.
>> I think it might be useful to separate user profile pages from "normal"
>> pages. The following advantages came to my mind:
>> * no name collisions
>> * possibility of explicitly marking a page as a user profile (and thus
>> possibility for a visitor recognizing a page as user profile)
>> * possibility of having an access control template for this kind of
>> pages (e.g. only its "owner" may edit it).
>> WDYT?
>> Best regards
>>  Florian

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