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I found TWiki is very good and versatile after painfully playing it for several days.

However, there is one big problem for me or for anybody. I have to go to the top or bottom of a long page to find the 'Edit' link and then find the right section I actually want to change. It is very tedious and inconvinient.

As we know, Mediawiki has Edit links for each section in a page. Users only need to click the edit link for desired section and the edit box only show the content of this section. It is worth for TWiki to has the same function.

-- ChunhuaLiao - 13 Oct 2004

Seems you are looking for the SectionalEditPlugin.

-- PeterThoeny - 14 Oct 2004

FYI... I have used SectionalEditPlugin quite successfully. It does exactly what you describe; there are many other possibilities for leveraging this plugin in TWikiApplications.

-- ThomasWeigert - 15 Oct 2004

Not to forget TWiki's %INCLUDE function. I.e. instead of trying to somehow handle one huge page, build it bottom up from many small pages. This gives you a few advantages:

  • You can reference the sub-topics as plain wiki pages
  • People can edit the sub-topics independently WebChanges etc. work as expected.
  • Revision history of sub-documents is easy to track
  • Need to render full document only when saving the master doc, but not for sub-topics
To have a nice overview of the master-topic,I wrote a simple plugin. See IncludeIndexPlugin#Compare_to_SectionalEditPlugin for more.

-- PeterKlausner - 15 Oct 2004

Peter, your IncludeIndexPlugin looks really good. I'll try to give it a spin.

I think the SectionalEditPlugin is extraordinarily useful and very underutilized. This plugin enables you, for example, to designate portions of a topic as editable, while others are not. In that manner, your topic may include several wiki white boards, mixed with other applications, that the end user of your topic does not need to know about or mess with. For a simple use where you just want to edit a document by section, it offers the capability of just splitting a topic by headlines.

-- ThomasWeigert - 15 Oct 2004

When I look back to the first entry here, part of what ChunhuaLiao is asking about relates to my request in ToTopFromHeading. It doesn't solve the problem inside the edit window, but it does address getting to the edit button.

-- AntonAylward - 23 Nov 2004

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