On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@...> wrote:
> Thanks Yaron!
> That may work but it means that I'll have to add N categories for each
> hierarchical library with N items in it.
Yes. That may or may not be a big deal, depending on what N is. :)
> What do you think about subobjects? I don't know if I can bind
> together two subobjects with a property... can I?
Yes, you could probably do that... I forgot that subobjects can be nested
down any number of levels. If you can think of a way to define a subobject
hierarchy that that doesn't end up looking horrible on the page, I'd be
curious to see it.
> Yury Katkov, WikiVote
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Yaron Koren <yaron@...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > You can do that in Semantic Forms already with the "category" and
> > "categories" input types. Those require the CategoryTree extension to be
> > installed, and they only work with categories. However, you can create a
> > of categories just for the sake of creating an SF input - the template
> > doesn't need to add the page to the category selected; it can treat the
> > selected value as just a normal property value. That would be a hack, but
> > then again, categories are a very convenient way of defining hierarchies
> > within MediaWiki.
> > If there were going to be an SMW-based way of defining hierarchy,
> though, I
> > would think that, yes, it would require creating a separate page for each
> > item. It may seem like overkill, but I can't think of another way to do
> > -Yaron
> > On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@...>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi !
> >> We're trying to create a form input for semantic forms that will allow
> >> users to pick the value of a field from the hierarchy (tree). For
> >> example we have hierarchical list of employee key competences that are
> >> structured like this:
> >> 1. Withstand the negative health effects
> >> 1.1. Withstand the negative weather effects
> >> 1.1.1 Withstand the wind
> >> 1.1.2. Withstand the fire
> >> 1.2. Withstand the negative psychological atmosphere
> >> 1.2.1.
> >> 1.2.2
> >> ... and so on.
> >> We want to support such hierarchies and now are searching for a
> >> flexible way for that. We want such hierarchies to be input from the
> >> Semantic Forms and to be collapsible lists in the 'filtered' format.
> >> Of course, our desire is that these objects be native to SMW, but it
> >> seems unnecessary to to generate one page per hierarchy item
> >> Any ideas on how to better represent such trees in SMW?
> >> Cheers,
> >> Yury Katkov, WikiVote
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