[Pmwiki-users] Locking?

Gary Wilson usrlnx
Fri Dec 3 12:43:20 CST 2004

--- "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:

> PmWiki doesn't have edit locking, and doesn't need
> it.  If
> two or more people attempt to edit the same page at
> the same
> time, then when each person saves PmWiki will merge
> the
> authors' changes together (and mark any conflicting 
> edits so they can be resolved).
> There are a lot of reasons why "page locking"
> doesn't work
> in this context; the biggest being the problem of
> knowing 
> what to do if someone requests editing a page but
> doesn't 
> save it (i.e., jumps to another page or closes the
> browser)
> or otherwise doesn't release the lock.  So PmWiki
> just
> avoids the issue altogether by merging multiple
> edits
> together.  
> (See
> for a fuller description of the problem.)
> However, I do need to write a page to document and
> describe
> the simultaneous edit handling features of PmWiki. 
> :-)

Thanks for the explanation. That's the information I
couldn't find in my google search of the archives.

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