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Re: CMS use cases

Wikis often have poor navigation.  The current moinmoin wiki definitely 
has poor navigation.  A good CMS should have some sense of hierarchy 
available, imho.


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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Stuart Ellis wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 12:50 -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > Simple, the folks on fedora-websites-list have been discussing using a
> > CMS to manage the formal Fedora websites.  One advantage is that it is
> > like a Wiki, user friendly to readers, authors, and content maintainers.
> > 
> > I just found myself trying to explain what a CMS brings that, say, a
> > Wiki with ACLs cannot do.  To be honest, I'm not settled on my thoughts
> > about what to do.  A CMS has value.  We could also install the lightest
> > framework (Moin Moin + Python based framework, like Django) and build
> > what we need as we go.
> I think that the issue that I have with Wiki is more to do with the
> expectations than the technology itself.
> Pages on a Wiki site are never finalised, and get edited incrementally
> by whoever has something to contribute. For prominent pages I think that
> there ought to be a way of separating in-progress work from a
> done/approved/unleash on the public version - perhaps more a feature of
> CMS. 
> At a technical level I don't really distinguish between Wikis with
> access control and CMS with on-line editing - different CMS/Wiki/portal
> products do seem to encourage different working styles, though.
> -- 
> Stuart Ellis
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