[Moin-user] Re: hierarchy / categories
gse at antisleep.com
Mon Jul 29 12:20:04 EDT 2002
> On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 10:50, John Willemin wrote:
> > in an ideal world, something with a windows-explorer type layout would be
> > ideal for us - i.e. nested folders containing documents: Home > Developer
> > Documents > Code Standards, that sort of thing. basically i'm looking for
> > some forced way of structuring the documents.
> I suspect you'll get a different answer from everyone who answers but
> basically what you want isn't a wiki
There's no reason that a wiki-style system *couldn't* be more hierarchial.
Wikis don't have to be total anarchy, do they?
What I would love to see is a wiki that combines the ease of editing and
linking with the hierarchy of a filesystem. This means that files don't
float around in the ether, it means that duplicate files don't get
created, it means that organization falls out naturally, etc. I can say
that in our environment (I work with John), this would be a *huge*
improvement. Wiki has been great as an intranet tool but it's not
scaling well. There's too much "reverse maintenance" that needs to
happen when you create/rename/etc files.
Your category idea isn't a bad one, and we'll talk about that here, but
it's not quite the way I think and it's not as "seamless" as I think the
above system would be (wherein you *have* to choose a hierarchial location
for a file when you create it, for instance).
scott evans :: www.antisleep.com
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