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Besides topic name, the WebTopicCreator should ask for the parent topic.


  • Show a picklist with:
    • All topics in the current web
    • Default is originating topic (topic where user clicked on "create new topic")
    • Show a "no parent (orphaned)" as the last option
  • Add a recommendation note to add links in other topic(s) to the new topic so that the page can be found


  • Educational: Make users aware that there is a parent child relationship
  • Reduces the number of orphaned topics
  • Better navigation/browsing experience

-- PTh

See detailed discussion (and code) at TWiki:Codev/NewTopicTemplate. -- AC

If anyone gets a chance, please feel free to incorporate these into the TWiki.WebTopicCreator -- MC

Done 7361

-- PTh

A scrollable list (like in More) would be a nicer interface; the dropdown box list tends to be very long and selecting from it is tedious. -- AC

although neither is scalable to thousands or tens of thousands of topics... -- WN

Then you would need a paginated (A - Z) web index in a popup to help selecting. Type ahead would be nice but then you must know or guess the topic names. -- AC

Set size of selector to 10, SVN 7381.

-- PTh

Summary WebTopicCreator should ask for parent
ReportedBy PeterThoeny
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 7361 7381
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Topic revision: r9 - 2005-11-08 - PeterThoeny
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