[Moin-user] Indexing capabilities
kenneth.m.mcdonald at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 18 13:22:21 EDT 2005
Is anyone interested in working on true (i.e. book-like) indexing
capabilities to MoinMoin? This is where you define index entries as
you edit a page; using macro-style notation, it might look something
Below, we'll talk about the features of MoinMoin, and why it's so
vastly, stupendously, mind-bogglingly superior to other wiki engines.
But, if you must use a wiki written in a language other than Python,
you can look at Instiki (written in Ruby), [[IndexMinor(Instiki)]]
[[IndexMinor(Ruby)]] or at ...
= MoinMoin Features =
What makes moin great is...
The advantage of index entries over searches is that they allow
writers to pinpoint exactly where a reader should look if they are
interested in a specific topic, and give readers a list of entries to
browse through. In some sense, they are precalculated searches with
structure. Of course, general searches are still valuable; an author
might overlook index entries, not be thinking on the same wavelength
as the reader, or might not be able to put an index everywhere that a
topic is touched on.
Indexing capability would be of great use in our wiki, and I'll be
looking into how I might write something (not sure what, yet--this is
something to be done at page submission time, not at page
presentation time, so a macro won't work I think) to accomplish it in
Moin. If you'd be interested in helping with the implementation of
such a feature, please feel free to contact me--I'm brand new to
Moin, and haven't gone beyond hacking a new Theme yet.
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