[pmwiki-users] Title and PTV undesired behaviour

The Editor editor at fast.st
Tue Feb 3 17:33:48 CST 2009

I didn't realize it (or at minimum had forgotten), but the exact same
thing happens on my system.  For me personally, Hans arguments were
compelling, and I have yet to hear any viable counterargument. It was
a simple fix, so I changed it for myself.

Pm's argument that it is better to simply say the results are
"undefined" really weighs neither way on what the default behavior
should be.

The fact we might one day want to add support for a PTV array is
hardly an argument either. If that time comes, it will surely require
some extra syntax to determine which definition to use. And any markup
without that extra syntax will still need a default behavior. The idea
of a PTV array is brilliant... But irrelevant.

Making it a config option is doubtless an acceptable option with Hans,
but it also ignores the question, which is better by default. As Hans
reasons all still stand in my perspective (he listed several), it
seems the best solution would be First Wins, with a config option to
make it Last Wins, rather than the other way around.

Just my thoughts.


P.S. I also agree the title solution in PmWiki is a bit lacking. Have
you ever considered storing it as a Page Attribute? Or at least making
that some kind of option? I do something equivalent for myself and it
certainly makes things much cleaner.

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