Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of Manual


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Dec 18, 2005, 3:29:40 PM (11 years ago)
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Move in "Protecting your wiki configuration" from new documentation page.

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    9090Let's take a moment to clarify the notion of "locale". Another London example: Brick Lane. What is Brick Lane? Well, it's a road. But it also gives its name to a surrounding district. So Brick Lane ''the road'' is in Brick Lane ''the locale''. In other words, the Brick Lane page has "Brick Lane" entered in its Locales field and Roads in its Categories field. Making fine distinctions like this allows us to increase the granularity of the information on an OpenGuides site, and make things easier to find.
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    92 === Meta-data 101 ===
     92=== Metadata 101 ===
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    94 What is ''meta-data''?
     94What is ''metadata''?
    9595
    96 Meta-data is [http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=metadata defined] as ''data about data''. In an OpenGuides context, this means data ''about'' the subject of the page.
     96Metadata is [http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=metadata defined] as ''data about data''. In an OpenGuides context, this means data ''about'' the subject of the page.
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    9898When you create a new page, you'll be presented with a form containing a number of fields: [...]
     
    118118== Administration ==
    119119
     120=== Protecting your wiki configuration ===
     121
     122In a .htaccess file in your wiki's directory, or in your Apache configuration:
     123
     124{{{
     125 <FilesMatch "^wiki.conf">
     126 order allow,deny
     127 deny from all
     128 </FilesMatch>
     129}}}
     130
     131This will prevent any file whose name starts with ''wiki.conf'' from being readable by web visitors. Note that if the program you use to edit your config file has a different convention for naming backup copies (you ''do'' use an editor that makes backups, right?) - i.e., it doesn't append something to the name like ''~'' or ''.bak'' - then you will have to write a different pattern in the FilesMatch directive, or the file will be readable to web users. For more on FilesMatch, see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#filesmatch .
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    120133=== Keeping things tidy with redirects ===
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