- PmWiki:Flat File Advantages - why Pm Wiki uses flat files to store pages instead of an SQL database
- PmWiki:Hierarchical Groups - why Pm Wiki doesn't support nested groups
- PmWiki:Page Locking - how Pm Wiki works without locking pages (see also simultaneous edits)
- PmWiki:Page File Format - the format of Pm Wiki's page files
- PmWiki:Search Improvements - why Pm Wiki has a native search engine
- PmWiki:File Permissions - some information about Pm Wiki's file permission settings
- PmWiki:Wiki Group Motivation - why Wiki Groups
- PmWiki:WYSIWYG - why not WYSIWYG.
Why doesn't Pm Wiki use hierarchical / nested groups?
It essentially comes down to figuring out how to handle page links between nested groups; if someone can figure out an obvious, intuitive way for authors to do that, then nested groups become plausible. See Design Notes and PmWiki:Hierarchical Groups.
Why don't Pm Wiki's scripts have a closing ?> tag?
All of Pm Wiki's scripts now omit the closing ?> tag. The tag is not required, and it avoids problems with unnoticed spaces or blank lines at the end of the file. Also, some file transfer protocols may change the newline character(s) in the file, which can also cause problems. See also the Instruction separation page in the PHP manual.
Short answer: Pm Wiki provides GUI buttons in a toolbar for common markups, but otherwise does not have WYSIWYG editing. For the reasons why, see PmWiki:WYSIWYG.
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