Originally Posted by hawhill
You've all done great work there already. I plan to dedicate some time on the upcoming weekend to finally get "my" threads in order and well sorted. This has become a great resource already.
The easiest place to start adding a new item is in the most appropriate section (or sub-section) of the <prefix-tag>_Index page.
Adding any section (or sub-section) name as appropriate.
The underscore is not required in the link field names.
The TOC will be auto-generated, no effort required.
The requested entry style includes a click-able and a non-click-able field - -
We (the humans) are using the click-able field, the web-bots are using the non-click-able field for indexing.
Which is why the entries have strings that seem a bit repetitious to us humans. One field describes the entry for people the other field describes the entry for people+bots.
The "Master" or "Prefix" index only lists index pages and index page section (level 1) entries (with a couple of exceptions where it also drills down to index page sub-section (level 2) entries.
The only time this page needs to be edited is when a new section or sub-section is added to a specific index page.
Again the TOC will be auto-generated.
Exceptions to the above are documented on the "discussion" tab backing each of the index pages. Currently, only the Prefix_Index page has anything on its "Discussion" tab.
The TOC of each page is auto-generated and that navigation is "page local" only.
The top-most or "Master Index" or "Prefix Index" is located at:
All index pages, include a top nav-bar.
There is one more "prefix category" than what appears in the dropdown prefix list, the "HowTo" index page.
A site-code change has been requested to add "HowTo" to the forum prefix tag set.
While editing, at the bottom of the page while in edit mode, is a link to Wiki editing help that will open in a new window.
Include files may be used, at the moment there is only one of them in use for the 12.5K "Comprehensive List..." entry.
This include file may eventually go away as things are cut&pasted away from it, into the appropriate sub-sections of the appropriate pages.
But it serves as a "worked example" of how to use include files for blobs of text that need to appear in multiple pages.
A web-site code change has been requested to make the prefix tags used in thread titles click-able, with each target address the specific Prefix_Index#Section.
When implemented, this will skip to the appropriate section of the "Master Index" page for the user - getting them that much closer to what they are looking for with a single click.
The (master) Prefix_Index page does the one-to-many relationship.
Each specific prefix index page does the many-to-one relationship.
The relationship graph is made closed by the nav-bar entries.