[dokuwiki] Re: URL rewriting: page prefix?

  • From: Tanguy Ortolo <tanguy+dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 21:47:40 +0200

Andreas Haerter, 2011-05-16 19:41 UTC+0200:
> For sure... but you just have to decide for one behaviour:
> a) let existing files win
> b) let DokuWiki win in every case = current behaviour
> Everything in between can't be completely automatic or you really need a
> namespace for the wiki.

Yes indeed, this is what I suggest. This is not only my idea: it is
systematic with MediaWiki for instance.

> A namespace also just moves the problem because you have to hope that
> you will never have to create a page outside this namespace then. And I
> think the probability that a user would like to use
> <http://example.com/foobar> outside <http://example.com/wiki/*> for his
> wiki is much higher than inaccessibility of a clearly defined blacklist
> (=existing files and dirs).

Okay, I reckon I may have not been clear enough. When I speak of a
namespace, I do not mean <http://www.dokuwiki.org/namespaces>: I am
refering to a web path.

I am suggesting to allow DokuWiki to serve all its pages, regardless of
their namespaces, under some path one level under its own root path, for
instance <http://wiki.example.com/pages/*>, instead of
<http://wiki.example.com/*>. Thus, a page such as namespace:pagename
would be server under <http://wiki.example.com/pages/namespace:pagename>
(or perhaps <http://wiki.example.com/pages/namespace/pagename>).

: /` )   Tanguy Ortolo <xmpp:tanguy@xxxxxxxxx> <irc://irc.oftc.net/Elessar>
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