[pmwiki-users] Fox to create and edit pages

Vince Administration vadmin at math.uconn.edu
Thu May 21 20:07:33 CDT 2009

On May 21, 2009, at 5:24 PM, Hans wrote:

> Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:15:39 PM, Vince Admin Account wrote:
>> Fox does a very nice job of creating pages from lots of variables  
>> in a
>> form.  So now I have a form which uses serialname to create a  
>> bunch of
>> unique pages, with
>> data filled in.  But now I would like to add a form to edit the page.
>> The form should really just edit the values that the original form
>> stuffed into the page.
> If they are posted as PTVs it should be no problem.
>> So if I  understand FoxEdit correctly, I have
>> really two choices.
>> The first is to adapt the original form so that instead of creating a
>> new page, it allows editing the (several ) ptv's that make up the  
>> real
>> content. And this could be done by adding the foxedit button to the
>> page template.
> The form could do both:
> Be used to create a new page and to edit a page.
> An example using this approach you may like to study is
> FoxContacts:
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/FoxContacts
>> The other option would be to create individual edit buttons for each
>> variable.  This may or may not be hard to do. For example, if the
>> original form contained a select drop down box to set the value of a
>> variable, can the set of selections be maintained?
> I think that a drop down select input control can
> be shown with a PTV value as selected.
>> And a wild thought. Is the following possible:   In the page creation
>> form there is a textarea input called "solution".   So on the page
>> template  we have something like
>> Solution: {$$solution}
>> Can I modify the template to that the word Solution is a link to the
>> form that edits its value?
> No, since a link would not just be  a word with a following colon,
> appearing at the start of  a line, and so would not be recognised as
> a PTV. You need to add a seperate foxedit link for this.
> hope this helps!
>   ~Hans
Thanks Hans. I will look at FoxContacts, and I will not try to  
combine links.

More information about the pmwiki-users mailing list