On 5 Aug 2012, at 11:42, Kake wrote:
> I've hacked Wiki::Toolkit::Formatter::UseMod
to remove the square
> brackets from external links, and instead include a class of
> "external", which lets you style it with CSS. [...] I've made a new
> "INDEX_LIST_NO_PREFIX" macro, which suppresses the leading
> or "Category" when listing; see for example:
On Mon 06 Aug 2012, Stephen Jolly <steve(a)jollys.org> wrote:
Approve! [...] Also approve!
OK, I think these should probably go into the Wiki::Toolkit::Formatter::UseMod
and OpenGuides core (respectively). I will make it so, unless someone tells
me not to in the next few hours! In the case of the UseMod formatter, I'll
do it with an extra option to ->new, probably something like
"external_link_class" (which takes a string argument that will be used as the
CSS class for the links - "external" in our case). If this option isn't
provided then the old behaviour will occur.
> Along-the-street navigation: [...] a set of 5
thumbnails at the
> bottom of each page, showing the two neighbours on either side.
> See e.g. http://croydon.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?Maplin,_166_North_End
Looks useful; may also be an interesting way to
search results on non-completist wiki guides?
Unsure about this - it might suggest a sort of ordered connection
between the results that isn't actually present? Oh, though it might
be good when the search is a proximity search rather than a text
I particularly like the inline node map, which I would
added to other wiki guides, including RGL. I might personally be
tempted to hide the other map links behind an "other maps" link with
this is a question of taste. (Perhaps several questions of taste...)
As bob said, inline node maps are core OpenGuides. I can't remember
now why we decided not to put them on RGL. This decision perhaps
RGL. Possibly worth pointing out that these extra map links aren't
core OpenGuides - they're done with custom templates on RGL and CGC.
This probably ties into your point below:
I guess there's an interesting larger question
here about how to
choose which maps to offer, and who should do it. I don't like the
Wikipedia solution, which IMO involves too much indirection and too
much choice. Having the wiki operator make a selection that feels
appropriate to them is a reasonable and simple compromise, but it
doesn't feel ideal. It might be optimal, however.
I don't like the Wikipedia solution either; I think it's very confusing.