[dokuwiki] Re: [patch] You Are Here

On 14 Dec 2005 at 13:00, Daniel Mitchell wrote:

>  Checking here, we've got some stuff which is 5 deep:
> 
> root
> : hardware[vs software]
>   : firmware [vs general hardware stuff, ie hardware:tooling]
>     : projects [vs general firmware stuff, ie firmware:CPUs]
>       : projectname
>         : documentation [vs (say) schedule, team, etc]
> 
>  I'm sure that could be flattened out a bit, the 'projects' namespace
> isn't necessary, all the projects in there could live in the firmware
> namespace at the same level as the other namespaces there, but it
> seems to have made people happier to set it up with this much depth. 

Maybe it could be organized in a different way that is flatter. The 
question is why?

The way our intranet wiki is organized is also quite "deep":

root
  :department
    :projects 
      :specific project
        :classes
          :methods
            :method description

We'd be totally lost without hierarchical breadcrumbs. But it works 
perfectly with them. The only painful bit is setting up a new class, 
e.g, because you have to prepend the links to the methods with the 
namespace of that class, which is a bit tedious if there are many 
methods. Alternatively, we could place the index in the same 
namespace, but that destroys the breadcrumbs.

Manni






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