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The name of a nested web in the web indicator (top left bar) is different from the name in the breadcrumb. It proves to be hard to make it consistent.

Let's say I have a nested web 'Myweb' in Sandbox. In the left bar it is written Sandbox.Myweb, in the breadcrumd Sandbox/Myweb.

This is because the notation %WEB% for a subweb is Parentweb/Subweb. But when you try to make a link with [[%WEB%]], a question mark is displayed. So to make it a link, you must write [[%WEB%.%HOMETOPIC%][%WEB%]], but this is displayed as Parentweb.Subweb.

The reason that a slash is displayed in the breadcrumb is because the breadcrumb uses a <a href.

Also note that $indentedname for a subweb can only be used with a %WEBLIST%, and that will display the subweb without the parent web.

Quite a mess.

My feeling is that the name of a subweb should be without the parent web name (no dot, no slash). The breadcrumb should display the hierarchy like:

TWiki > Parent web > Sub web > MyTopic


The syntax / and . are pretty mu7ch interchangeable as web separators, and have been since hierarchical webs were invented. My impulse is to leave this as-is, and focus on the discussion that is attempting to normalise the web separator to / instead of .

Either way, this is low priority.


I am setting this to "no action required" - it had no action for many years and is not important.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-10-17

Summary Inconsistent names of nested webs
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens

SVN Range Sun, 19 Mar 2006 build 9373
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Low
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r5 - 2013-10-17 - PeterThoeny
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