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From Bob Paige <>
Subject Re: checkboxes?
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 19:24:00 GMT
The approach taken by VotePlugin, or even persistent metadata, could be
useful but separates the state of the checkboxes from the content. Perhaps
an example (from TiddlyWiki) would help illustrate what I mean:

----------- example page ---------------------
! This is my todo list
[ ]first item
[ ]second item
[x]third item
----------- end example -------------------

(In TiddlyWiki, links are surrounded by [[ ]] instead of just [ ] as in

Each "[ ]" is displayed as a checkbox. When the user ticks the box, the "[
]" in the page is replaced with "[x]". Thus, it is easy to both see the
status of a checkbox while editing, and to even create a list of checkboxes
with some pre-ticked.

If the state of the checkboxes was not in the content, it becomes much more

Hope this helps.


On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Janne Jalkanen <>wrote:

>> All of this assumes that changing the state of a checkbox is something
>> that
>> can be done even if the page has been updated on the server (i.e. the
>> message to update a checkbox identifies the checkbox to be updated and
>> that
>> change is applied to the copy of the page on the server; the entire page
>> need not be sent in every message).
>> Does this sound useful, or dangerous? Is there anything out there already
>> like this?
> If you're worried about page corruption, you could do what VotePlugin does
> and store it in a local attachment in whatever format you fancy.
> In 3.0, pages will have persistent metadata, so that should help *a lot* in
> these things.
> /Janne

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