WikiPedia has a concept of name spaces, which are a way to distinguish subsections within the wiki by using a common prefix ? suffix ? in the page names.

Meanwhile, I'd like to make it easier to use very short and non-wikiname prefixes for RemoteWikiLinks. Also I'd like to support language links like WikiPedia's.

It seems there might be some simple generalization which would support all of these nicely. This should allow you to write namespace/language links which link to local pages, and still work as remote links when you move things elsewhere.

Something may need to change about how RemoteWikiURLs are defined. Should a few standard abbreviations be built in to zwiki or retrieved from a central page ? Eg:

w: wikiwikiweb
wp: wikipedia

And how could these coexist with the standard two-letter language codes.

UseModWiki user, new to ZWiki --Mon, 10 May 2004 21:57:16 -0700 reply

On the issue of NameSpace?, is there a way to have subpages in ZWiki? For example, say I have a pages on ReallyNeatThing1? and ReallyNeatThing2?. Is there an easy way to create pages such as /Discussion, /Paper, /Code, /WriteUp?, etc on each of these pages where /Discussion on ReallyNeatThing1? is interperted as ReallyNeatThing?1Discussion or something but can be referenced in a more natural "sub" page way (I know that one could do an ugly hack of having the full big messy name and only displaying the /Discussion for the link, but what I want to know is if there is a "correct" way of doing this).

Thanks for any help.


UseModWiki user, new to ZWiki --Mon, 10 May 2004 22:13:20 -0700 reply

After digging around a bit more, it seems my concerns are better expressed at FolderishZwiki. But the discussion on that page seemed unresolved and out of date and I don't think I could impliment anything based on the original authors (Simon Michael ?) remarks.

UseModWiki user, new to ZWiki --SimonMichael, Tue, 11 May 2004 07:57:59 -0700 reply

Hi John, welcome. I have always thought the Page/Subpage-type thing is confusing. Within a single wiki, to express that kind of relationship I use the page hierarchy and/or naming: ZopeBook, ZopeBookChapter01?... To create namespaces for linking we use real folders and RemoteWikiLinks (check out SubWiki also).

SubZwiki idea --Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:19:14 -0700 reply

Also why not incorporate namespaces with folders/files hierarchies tied into SubZwiki idea (you get namespaces + version control). Space and Time with this idea..