[pmwiki-users] RFC: Indexing categories and links (suspended)

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Sun Mar 7 10:47:23 CST 2010

On 3/7/2010 8:23 AM, Hans wrote:
> Sunday, March 7, 2010, 8:44:24 AM, Simon wrote:
>> The markup [[!SomeCategory]] is a tag, it categorises a page. It is a definition or declaration.
>> The  markup [[Category/SomeCategory] is a reference to page (that
>> lists pages on which a particular tag occurs)
> To me [[!SomeCategory]] is foremost a link,
> a special type of link, but still a link.
> If tags were implemented in Pmwiki there would be some kind of tag
> markup, which will not necessarily display as a link.
> Tags would be more like the title directive, and stored as separate
> page attributes.
I believe the way many people use [[!...]] is as a basic tagging 
mechanism already.
> If PmWiki wants a tag system, then that should be discussed,
> but such discussion is beyond what is proposed on that PITS page
> about distinguishing [[!Page]] and [[Category.Page]] in backlinks.
> For me a tagging system would not only use markup which could be
> invisible, but also could use multiple tag groups, and has a
> mechanism in the standard edit form to add and change tags.
> The latter might brake PmWiki's simplicity rule.
Adding additional functionality to the category system to extend it's 
use as a tagging system has merit, but as you say beyond where this 
discussion is.

  ~ ~ Dave

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