I have been drafting a blueprint how archive should work before.

Personally I keep a big "Archive" namespace and move stuff there to get it
out of the way.One thing that bothers me now is that all these archive
results show up as well in page name completion and when searching. Ideally
I would want this namespace to be special in the sense that I can search
it, but it is not included in the default results. ( Maybe in the search
dialog towards the bottom there could be a button "show X more results from
the archive". )

One question though: to make it fully automatic we should also think about
name conflicts. E.g. if I archive "Foo" it moves to "Archive:Foo" - if I
later create a new page "Foo" and archive it again, I can not move it to
"Archive:Foo" again. We can solve this e.g. by appending a timestamp of the
archivation.

More difficult is the case where we archived "Foo" before, so "Archive:Foo"
exists, but now we created a new page "Foo:Bar" and archive that one. Do we
move it to the existing "Archive:Foo", do we create a new "Archive:Foo_1",
or do we just move "Bar" to the toplevel in the archive creating
"Archive:Bar".

Which of these options does most justice to the history in which these
pages are archived ?

Regards,

Jaap




On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Vlastimil Ott <li...@e-ott.info> wrote:

> Dne 19.8.2015 v 13:45 Jaap Karssenberg napsal(a):
>
>>
>> For delete, I don't see the use case to have a zim specific trash can.
>> But if you think more about archiving, I can see a potential feature
>> there.
>>
>
> +1 Would be nice
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