[Pmwiki-users] Happy WikiTrails to you

Jonathan Scott Duff duff at pobox.com
Mon Nov 4 16:20:37 CST 2002

On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 10:40:41PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> Today John Rankin suggested a concept for building "trails" among wiki
> pages.  Basically a WikiTrail is a convenient way to define a 
> previous-next path among a set of wiki pages, and to easily insert,
> delete, or reorder pages in the trail.
> On pmichaud.com I've implemented an "experimental" version of this feature.
> This message is an invitation to pmwiki-users to take a look at WikiTrails,
> experiment with it, and make suggestions.  Currently it's implemented as
> an "add-on" module to PmWiki as opposed to being integrated directly
> into the code.
> The original discussions took place at
>     http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/PmWikiSuggestions
>     http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/TrailScenario
> and the experimental implementation is available at
>     http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/Experimental/WikiTrail
> Enjoy!

Interesting ...

I would have just utilized the grouping feature though.  Each trail
would be a group unto itself and the ordering of the pages would be
defined in the "main" page WikiGroup.WikiGroup.  Trails could be
distinguished by name: FooTrail is, but FooBar isn't.

At least that's what this WikiTrail idea looks like to me. It's subgroup
of a group. It's a group without the same link semantics and the added
previous/next semantics. But, if you can live with the link semantics,
then it's just a special group that knows it should be in a particular

Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at cbi.tamucc.edu

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