On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Andrew Black wrote:
I agree with Ivor's suggestion of one master page
covering general aspects
of the chain, with pages for individual pubs where there is specific
information needed. I would like the chain reference to appear in the
header to page (like category / locale ).
There are (at least ) 3 ways to do it :
1. Use a category "Chain xxxxx" e.g. [Category Chain Starbucks]
2. Create a new type of entry (like locale) so that chain name appears in
the header as a sep line.
3. Use ordinary pages and link by hand.
3rd way (not meant to be an allusion to T Blair) but means there is a pseudo
header area at the top.
I've so far been doing things in the same way:
And have been linking back manually, and putting lists into the Chain
page...this is hassle :)
My pref would be 1 (and 2 if it turns out to be used
a lot). An advantage
of this is you automatically get the indexing down from chain to branches.
I like number 1 for its "not changing the codebase" simplicity. But option
2 would be useful if we wanted to have another grouping mechanism outside
of category...although as it can be emulated through using category it
could be considered unnecessary.
I would say that using number 1 should work nicely and if it turns out to
not be popular we can always change it to work differently as time goes
on. I like wikis :)
BTW - there is quite a lot of duplication between the
official and pseudo
header on this page.
Is this a historic thing ?
Afair yup - the pseudo header was the standard info that we put at the top
of pub/restaurant pages before we got the metadata.
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