Revamping the wiki

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Mar 28 18:10:23 PDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 02:44:03AM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> describes what I'm
> working off now.  For example, ExaStatus would get moved to
> Projects/EXA/Status, or just Projects/EXA; ephemeral development
> documentation should go under Development/, and all the releases need to
> go under Releases/.
> Ideally, most drivers would have their own page under Projects/Drivers,
> or at least a very short blurb describing their status, et al.
> One thing I've noticed (thanks ajax) is that SyntaxReference is a bit
> incomplete: to make a local link with a different title, use the
> following syntax:
>   [:Development/Documentation/ReleaseHOWTO:how to make a release]

And you've just explained why subpages are widely deprecated (Wikipedia,
for example, disallows them entirely in the Main namespace): because the
point of wikis is the ease of intrawiki linking in writing other pages,
as much as it's the ease of creation and recent-change tracking...

and subpages break that entirely.

This is why Mediawiki has categories; I don't know what Moin (which is
what I think you're using) provides.

But -- and I speak as someone for whom information taxonomy is enough of
a hobby that I know what it's called :-) -- my opinion is that subpages
are a suboptimal approach to what I perceive your goals {are, ought to}

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