[pmwiki-users] Is 'Page Creator' worth to discuss?

Hans design5 at softflow.co.uk
Sat Feb 23 05:29:37 CST 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008, 12:28:28 AM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> The ability to change the cauthor attribute could be done through
> ?action=attr, but thus far I've been a little reluctant to have
> non-password attributes in the ?action=attr form by default.  The 
> core code can already handle non-password fields, but historically 
> PmWiki hasn't used ?action=attr for anything but passwords and
> I'm not sure that cauthor is the place where we want to start.

Do we have some documentation, perhaps in a cookbook recipe, how to
expand the ?action=attr form to include more fields, which will be
saved as page attributes?

I appreciate that ?action=attr has been used just to set passwords,
but for those who need a 'Creator' page attribute it may be important
that this value is tamper proof, and therefor cannot just be inserted
in the page text as a page variable. Page attributes can provide a
tamper-proof location of sensitive data.

If PmWiki already supports this in the core, then all we need is a recipe
outlining how to add extra fields, and how to add the page variables
to display this data.


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