00213: Better dot handling?

Summary: Better dot handling?
Created: 2004-12-06 05:32
Status: Closed - answered

Description: Should [[Microsoft Word 6.0]] produce a link to Microsoft Word 6/0 ?

I can see why it does, but is it the right behaviour?

At present, periods are not allowed in pagenames. --Pm

Also, are there any plans to deprecate the Section.Page notation before 2 final in favour of Sectiom/Page (or the other way around)?

There are no plans to deprecate either Section.Page or Section/Page as they do different things. Section.Page displays as "Section.Page", while "Section/Page" displays as "Page". This is by design. --Pm

Another cleanup question - are there plans to standardise on NewPageName/NewPageName or NewPageName/HomePage? I prefer the second since it's immediately obvious to new users what is happenning (as it is with the slash instead of a dot in a link)

No, there are no plans to change the current implementation here either, as there are situations where each is appropriate. However, a site administrator can set the $PagePathFmt variable to choose one or the other locally:
    # PmWiki's default
    $PagePathFmt = array('$Group.$1', '$1.$1', '$1.$DefaultName');
    # for Group.Group only
    $PagePathFmt = array('$Group.$1', '$1.$1');
    # for Group.HomePage only
    $PagePathFmt = array('$Group.$1', '$1.$DefaultName');