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Feature Proposal: Posibility to define a setting for all Topics using the TWikiForms



  • access rights
  • VIEW_TEMPLATE or skins
  • variables to be used on these topics
for a group of topics, this group of topics is determined with different TWikiForms.

There can be different forms (at least what we use it for):

  • WebForm (default)
  • UserForm
  • FAQ topic
  • ERRATA, bug report
  • CMMi issues
  • minutes, test reports

These forms can be used for queries, and content of fields be listed e.g. in a table.

Description and Documentation

different forms can be used to categorise TWiki topics. This group of topics likely share a set of settings.

Qestion is whether this setting can be overwritten by local settings in the topic? As fhe TWiki.TWiki is on the bottom of the page its settings would win if they are redefined in the topic?


  • UserForm -> Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = DefineSettingInForm -> by default only the TWikiUser can change his topic.
  • move form to top for some database entry like topics, because the topic text is only for discussion, all other content is written in the form, e.g. bug descriptions/ERRATA. See also HowToDefineASettingInAWebForm
  • in general: use variables as macros with different content, for different TWikiForms.


WhatDoesItAffect: Rendering


-- Contributors: MatthiasThullner - 02 Aug 2008


AutoViewTemplatePlugin does something similar: it sets the (VIEW|EDIT)_TEMPLATE based on the attached form. I think its quite easy to create a comparable plugin with your features.

-- OliverKrueger - 02 Aug 2008

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