From: Steve Wainstead <swain@pa...> - 2001-11-09 22:36:20
In version 1.2.1 the page and all its versions are deleted. It might be a
good improvement if we didn't do this... CVS has a way of moving "deleted"
things into the "attic" so nothing is truly ever lost.
In 1.2.1 only one previous version is saved, from the previous author.
hope that helps
On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Colleen R. Dick wrote:
> Hi I have a question about phpwiki. OK if I accidentally delete a page
> the admin can get it back from a previous rev, right? Exactly howmany
> levels of revs does it maintain, or is that a parameter set by the admin,
> and if so what would a normal or default value be, and if you really
> truly want to erase all the data in a wiki page could you stack down the
> revs by repeatedly editing and saving the page? I'm sorry I just don't
> have time to install it and see these things for myself this week and the
> page I want to wipe is not on a wiki I control.
> Colleen Dick
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From: Jeff Dairiki <dairiki@da...> - 2001-11-09 22:58:59
The 1.3.1 branch of PhpWiki is a development branch, so things might
change as time goes one, but here's how it works right now:
There are two ways to "delete" pages:
Log on as the admin, hit the delete button. (Same as in 1.2.1.) Then
the page and all it's archived versions are gone. There is no way to get
them back (unless someone is keeping backups external to PhpWiki.)
Edit a page, and delete all it's content. (Save a blank page.) Anyone
can do this to any page (which isn't locked). PhpWiki will then (mostly)
behave as if the page does not exist. Title searches won't find it,
for example, and wiki-links to the page, will look just like links
to non-existant pages (with the question mark.) If you browse
the page, it will look like a non-existant page ("Describe ThisPage
here.") But, if you look at the page History, you'll see that the old
version(s) of the page are still in the archive.
PhpWiki 1.3.1 keeps "a bunch" of previous revisions in the archives.
Deciding how many and which versions are kept is a highly configurable
(and highly complex) affair.
I'm going to leave a detailed description of the algorithm for another
The system was designed to make it very hard for someone to permanently
wipe out a specific version of a page by flooding it with edits.
(See the comments in index.php for details.)
On Fri, 9 Nov 2001 17:36:15 -0500 (EST)
"Steve Wainstead" <swain@...> wrote:
> In 1.2.1 only one previous version is saved, from the previous author.
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Colleen R. Dick wrote:
> > Hi I have a question about phpwiki. OK if I accidentally delete a
> > the admin can get it back from a previous rev, right?