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CategoryDev


Status/RoadMap

Work is in progress. Please see PluginCategoryDev

New feature_category_reinforce in 1.10 when selected appears to be the original 1.9 "better-safe-and-sorry" approach when checking for perms when item is in multiple categories (i.e. once user has no perm to any one of the cat, he has no perm). When unchecked, it's the reverse, i.e. so long as user has perm to one of the cat, that will be enough for access. This is a great feature. It appears implemented in function get_object_categories_perms in categlib. Not sure if it needs to be elsewhere as well.

todo:

  • add possibility to change the parent of a category (as it is possible in links directory)
  • Check for category recursive loops. Let’s make sure we don’t get into a group loop.
  • on tiki-admin_categories.php (Add objects to category).
  • also, filter should be remembered after adding an object (listing all remaining objects which still correspond to filter). This a "clear filter" button may be added to show complete list.
  • description of category should be visible as overLIB of category name + description of current category should be visible when browsing.
  • all links should overLIB the "Description" field
  • since two categories can have the same name, whenever categories are chosen in a drop-down menu, it should have the complete path
  • tiki-browse_categories.php and tiki-admin_categories.php could be better integrated where you see extra options if you have permission to.
  • listing of orphan objects (like orphan wiki pages)
  • Zaufi: "Looked in source: then page categorized its description copied ... and never updated... -- so the only way to update categorized page is to remove and add it to caterogy again..."
  • AuditTrail for category system
  • xfml compliance

Done:

Trackers

Bugs

  • What CSS theme do you people use? EVERY theme except tiki.css cuts off the rights side of the Categories admin screen, making it impossible to edit or delete categories. What part of the .tpl for tiki-admin_categories.php do I need to change to make the tree column stop hogging all the screen space? What part do I change to make it stop preventing me from horizonatlly rsizing the screen? Thnaks. --alexboko February 12, 2005
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.

RFEs

  • smart categorisation
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid. (priority 2)
  • Also, filter should be remembered after adding an object (listing all remaining objects which still correspond to filter). This a "clear filter" button may be added to show complete list.
  • Interface : There is no indication that a page is displaying the category's content or the result of a category search. This can be confusing if you search for something not found in an empty category (page doesn't change, appears bugged). (priority 1)
  • Show full category name in wiki pages
  • Category translations

Competition and standards

CVS Doc section

Discussion/participation

Here's a discussion on IRC about Categories and Structures to formalize some of the thinking from that discussion.

Perhaps we can all start putting together out thinking about how Categories and Structures work or should work in the future. This is long term planning not something that has been defined for a particular version. Lets develop the requirements for what we want.

This is an edited snip of that conversation:

albrown what is wrong with structures?
mose delete a file don't delete it from struct
albrown should it, I think that I can argue that either way
mose interesting move
albrown ;-))
mose structure can be considered many ways
mose for me, it's just a list
albrown if you delete the page without deleting it from the structure you would still have the chance to rebuild the page perhaps completely differently without losing your position within the structure
gmuslera is a way to give order to wiki pages :-)
mose but because we lack of structuration for content, it can be considered as a skeleton
albrown I thought that that was the intent of the structure -- Skeleton
mose skeleton is inside
mose I see something that is apart
teedog it'd be nice if we could keep it that way
albrown I don't know if I ever agreed with using existing pages in a structure
teedog how come? (marc requested that btw)
gmuslera albrown: manual is a good example .)
gmuslera manual should have some order, in general is a way to do multipage documents
albrown I like the idea of outlining using a structure, butr unless you could use an existing page in many structures and have it properly displayed as a member of the correct structure when it is used in a structure then using it would be wrong, I think
gmuslera you can do a cooperative work with a lot of people separating permissions at page level
teedog gustavo, al is not concerned about structures, but adding pre-existing pages to structures
gmuslera albrown: lets separate concepts from implementation. Concept is great, implementation is fixable :-)
teedog right, al?
albrown gmisera, I understand what you mean
albrown For structures to be completely useful and valid we need to be able to use "any" page as a member of any structure and for the page to be smart enough to know if it is being accedssed by structure a or structure c or all alone, i think
albrown now you can use a page in two structures but the next and previous for both structures would show on the page and a user would have to be "smart" enough to folow the correct structure. Even if you access the page stand alone the next and previous links still show up.
albrown how would be the best way to seperate the concept and implementation guys
marclaporte I think cat and strucuture should be tied
albrown absolutely marc!
marclaporte we improve category system to add ordering and depth
gmuslera when following an structure, the "next" link should carry the structure you are viewing
marclaporte then we retire the "structure" feature
albrown then some sort of {toc-Cat_Struct}
gmuslera category=collection, structure=order
marclaporte advantage: cat system is also for other objetcs than wiki pages
marclaporte Gus: tes, but it has to be managed all at one place
marclaporte yes, but
gmuslera but you can have ordered collections, the next step of a page could be an image or an image gallery :-)
albrown when starting from or following that cat_struct the struct= could part of the url?
marclaporte yup
albrown we should be able to use anything in this ordering-category thing
gmuslera integration, remember? :-) could be nice to follow with order categories and from a page jump to a blog to an image to a quiz
albrown a blog or a post within a blog?
gmuslera maybe a listing of the blog
albrown I think that any object should be fair game within this

koth: IMHO, I have to disagree with marclaporte that categories should be extended to provide ordering of items in it. Structures are better for this - for things such as manuals. As for how categories and structures should interact, I propose that there be a new feature option "categorize structure items together". When activated, there will be a means under tiki-edit_structure.php to categorize all items in the structure simultaneously and the usual way to categorize wiki pages will be replaced by a message and link to tiki-edit_structure.php if it is detected that a page is in a structure. To avoid problems with structure items being in multiple structures (hence causing conflicts), a check for this will be done before categorization is done, and an error message saying "items within structure can be categorized together only if they belong only to one structure" will be shown if necessary.

marclaporte: any solution which works is good! :-)


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