Hi, my name is Frank and I fairly new Semantic MediaWiki developer. I would appreciate help with designing the interface for some semantic forms and a varied audience of users. My setup includes MediaWiki 1.15, SMW 1.5.6, and Semantic Forms 2.3.2. I understand that these versions may limit my options. Upgrades may be possible. These are the only versions I have used, so please bear with me if I am out of date.
My forms will be collecting multiple values for properties. I’ve started with the basic method, fields that look like this:
It works – no complaints there. Here’s how I am looking to improve it:
· Suggestions: I tried using the “values from category=” attribute in the field tag and it still doesn’t suggest values. I assume this is a limitation of the textarea. This is important as I’d like to avoiding typos and other errors of entry and save keystrokes on long names which are already in the wiki.
· Simplicity of use: semicolon delimiters are easy enough for me, but my non-technical users may happily separate values with line breaks. Instructions will be provided but I’m looking to user-proof this aspect.
· Ease of use for lots of data entry. Using a textarea is about as easy as it gets, but if other features get added (like suggestions) I realize I may have to sacrifice this ultra-simple method.
Thanks to everyone for the amazing tools you have developed and the support given on this mailing list.
Thanks again – your help is appreciated!