This page lets you change various settings for a topic. These are:
- Topic is read-only: only the snapshot (if any) will be visible,
except to local clients and administrators
- Use private snapshot header and footer: this will use the
pages ‘*snap-header’ and ‘*snap-footer’ as the header and footer
for each snapshot page (if they exist – it is not required that
there be a header or footer). By default, MemoWiki will provide
a standard header and footer for each snapshot page. If you provide
a private header it should normally include a link to the default
MemoWiki style sheet (see Style Sheets). Note that if you change
this setting the current snapshot (if any) will be deleted.
- Flag remote links (»): this requests that links in a topic
page or reference that take the user outside the topic be flagged.
This is the default (if not checked, remote links appear like page
links). Note that if you change this setting the current snapshot
(if any) will be deleted.
- Open remote links in a new window: this requests that links
in a topic page or reference that take the user outside the topic
be opened in a new window. This is the default (if not checked,
remote links open in the same way as page links). Note that if you
change this setting the current snapshot (if any) will be deleted.
- Clean deleted files on publish: if set, publishing a static
snapshot will delete files which are on the server but not known
to MemoWiki. This should only be used if a site is entirely maintained
using MemoWiki, as otherwise it may delete files that have been placed
manually. Also, some older ISP web servers may report errors if
this option is set.
- Force rewrite of all files on publish: if set, publishing
a static snapshot will rewrite all the files which are known to MemoWiki.
By default, only changed (younger) files are written to the server;
this option allows a refresh of all files (for example, if it is
suspected that some files on the server are corrupted).
- Days of history to keep: sets the number of days of editing
history to keep. MemoWiki saves all changes in the past 24 hours,
plus the most recent version for n days of edits; this sets n,
which may be zero (the default is 3). Choose ‘All’ to keep one per
edit day indefinitely.
- GPS datum (geographic model) to use for GPS links: this sets
the default geographic model to use for GPS links. The
following models are supported:
WGS84 is the World Geodetic System », 1984
EUR50 is the European 1950 system used for Spanish maps
EUR79 is the European 1979 system used on many other European
The chosen model is used to adjust any GPS links in the topic that
do not explicitly specify a GPS datum.
- Style Sheet: A user style sheet may be specified to change
the formatting of pages. The style sheet is an uploaded file (that
is, a file in the /files directory of the topic); if only a name
is specified then the extension .css is added. If the file is
not present then the style sheet setting is ignored and default styling
is used. For more detail, see Style Sheets.
- Comment: Topics may have a comment that will be shown on
the Topics list; you can add, edit or delete the comment here; use
MemoWiki notation for accented characters, etc.
If you are an administrator (or on the server’s machine), you can
also choose to make the static snapshot of a topic publishable
(typically using an Internet Service Provider’s web service). You
will be offered the following four fields to fill in (if you don’t
know what to fill in for any of these, contact your ISP):
- FTP server: enter the name or IP address of the FTP server
that pages will be uploaded to (e.g., pages.myisp.com)
- Directory path: enter the directory path on the FTP server
that defines where the HTML pages from the static snapshot will be
placed (e.g., /pub/www)
- FTP userid: your login name (e.g., fred)
- FTP password: your login password (one word, case-sensitive).
Once all four of these have been set you can then publish a snapshot
by creating (or updating) the topic’s static snapshot and then clicking
the Publish button.
If the topic does not have a page called ‘index’ then a fifth field
- Index page: (optional) enter here the name of the page that
will be used as the web index page (index.html). If no page
name is entered then the topic home page will be used (see Help for Snapshot for more details).
The final field on the settings page is:
- Check page URL: (optional) enter here the URL of a page that
you might want to check before or after publishing the topic to the
internet; if a URL is provided here than a link to the check page
will be included on the update and published pages.
If the Check page URL does not include a protocol (e.g., http://)
then http:// will be prefixed by MemoWiki.