From: Jan Steinman <Jan@Bytesmiths.com> - 2009-10-17 18:39:26
I find namespaces to be especially useful disambiguating time-related
For example, we have many page names of the form "YYYYMMDD" for things
that happen on particular days. Then we slice those up by namespaces,
such as "History" (for meeting minutes), "Meetings" (for future
meetings), "Newsletter" for newsletters, "Events" for special events
that are neither meetings, nor recordings of meetings, etc.
I also use a "Test" namespace for things like Sandbox, and whenever I
install an extension, I put test cases and usage hints in a Test
namespace page. This is not so much for disambiguation as it is to
keep test cases out of searches.
On 17 Oct 09, at 06:33, semediawiki-user-request@...
> From: Yaron Koren <yaron57@...>
> Subject: Re: [Semediawiki-user] namespaces wiki structure/organization
> To: Matt Goff <goff@...>
> Cc: "semediawiki-user@..."
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> You can read the fourth bullet point here for one opinion (basically
> although I think it's the standard approach):
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Matt Goff <goff@...> wrote:
>> I asked some questions last spring about creating an effective
>> structure/organization for a wiki I'm developing, then ended up
>> busy with summer work and all of that got put on the back burner.
>> I saved
>> the responses I received then, and no doubt have additional
>> questions as I
>> work through them, but I wanted to ask now about namespaces.
>> Are there documents available discussing good/best practices for
>> namespaces in wiki organization? To this point I've not really
>> using any custom namespaces, but realized it might be worth
>> them, I just am not sure how they are most effectively used in the
>> of a SMW installation.
>> Matt Goff
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