User talk:Joel Hedlund (NSC)
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--Joel Hedlund (NSC): Comments, suggestions and ideas are all welcome!
Could you please enable subpages, which is a canonical MediaWiki concept, and documented here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages#Enabling_for_a_namespace (So you basically need to add to LocalSettings.php:
# Enable subpages in the main namespace $wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true;
This will create nice backlinks to parent pages, for subpages such as: SweStore/National_Storage/Mounting_via_WebDav
(And I think we really need the subpage concept, for pages like the one above, otherwise it will be very hard to have any sense of the logical structures of pages with some hiearchy ... and for SweStore National Storage for example, I expect that we'll have to add quite a lot off this kind of guides ... ) -- Samuel Lampa (UPPMAX) 16:20, 15 September 2011 (CEST)
- Nope. We will not enable subpages.
- We have had lengthy discussions on this subject, in particular regarding the use cases you mention and most recently at the AE meeting at LUNARC just now. There are many good reasons both for enabling them and against enabling them, and after careful consideration and testing we have chosen not to enable them. At the moment I am too pressed for time to delineate our rationale in coherent text (plus most of the affected people have heard all the arguments already) so I think this is best explained irl. Please feel free to call me or something if you still have questions.
- --Joel Hedlund (NSC) 13:19, 16 September 2011 (CEST)