[Pmwiki-users] Re: Re: notifications

chr@home.se chr
Mon Sep 20 15:20:37 CDT 2004

On 16 Sep 2004, John Rankin wrote:

> On Thursday, 16 September 2004 12:09 AM, chr at home.se wrote:
> >...
> >
> >It would be nice being able to add a directive directly to the page in 
> >question, or to a separate (group specific?) page that controls this 
> >behaviour. I've found that when I have to do it using config.php it feels 
> >like too much of a bother, so I don't do it.
> Depends what you want to do. We wrote an extension for one of our 
> wikis that lets you do the following:
> - suppose there are some pages you are interested in tracking
> - you add a directive to each page, along the lines of (PmWiki 1)
>     =notify {{Christian}}
> - every time one of these pages gets updated, the page 
>   Notify.Christian is updated (think Christian's personal 
>   RecentChanges page)
> - you could Notify.Christian?action=rss (I think...)
> - the =notify {{Christian}} is rendered in browse as
>     <<|{{Christian}}|>>
>   so you get a trail through your pages of interest
> - we use it for assigning keywords to pages and tracking
>   which pages use what keywords
> Is that sort of what you want to do? If so, I can add it
> to the Cookbook.

Nice! I think this sounds like a very clever idea, so please add it and
then I'll give it a test. First I thought the page belonged in
'Profiles/', but I couldn't come up with a reasonable name -- a subpage
would have been nice here.


Christian Ridderstr?m, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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