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Creating Form inputs for glossary terms

Nprobinson (talkcontribs)

On the Semantic_Glossary overview it mentions that "You can easily build a user interface to edit the glossary, e.g. using Semantic Forms.".

Does anyone have any more information than this regarding how to set the required objects up? I have tried different combinations of creating templates, forms and categories but can't find anyway of populating the 'Glossary-Term', 'Glossary-Definition' etc values via an input form?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and apologies if I am missing a glaringly obvious solution somewhere.

Cavila (talkcontribs)

Just a quick answer with an example, presuming you have installed SMW, SF and SG properly:

Say you have something like the following in a template called "Template:Glossary term" (subobjects are used here as recommended by the docs):

{{{Definition|}}} (link: {{{Link|}}})

Then in the form you may want to use multiple-instance templates:

{{{for template|Glossary term|multiple}}}
{{{field|Term|input type=text}}}

{{{field|Definition|input type=textarea}}}

{{{field|Link|input type=textarea}}}

{{{end template}}}

Does that help you in any way?

F.trott (talkcontribs)

Create a page Category:Glossary Term:

[[Has default form::Glossary Term]]

Create a page Template:Glossary Term:

|Glossary-Term={{{Glossary Term|}}}
|Glossary-Definition={{{Glossary Definition|}}}

Create a page Form:Glossary Term:


{{#formlink:form=Glossary Term|link text=New Glossary Term}}

{{{info|create title=Create new Glossary Term|edit title=Edit Glossary Term|page name=<Glossary Term[Glossary Term]>}}}
{{{for template|Glossary Term}}}
{| class="formtable"
! Term:
| {{{field|Glossary Term|input type=text}}}
! Definition:
| {{{field|Glossary Definition|input type=textarea}}}
{{{end template}}}

{{{standard input|save}}} {{{standard input|cancel}}}

Follow the link on the Form page and create some terms.

It may be necessary to purge the pages containing text with terms.

F.trott (talkcontribs)

Heh, mid-air collision. :)

Both should work. Cavila's for one page containing several terms (up to the whole glossary), mine for one page per term.

Nprobinson (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the responses.

I ended up implementing the one page per term as it fitted my requirements better but thank you both for the guidance.

Solution worked perfectly.

Kmlancaster (talkcontribs)

When I follow your example, I get the following as the only visible content on my Form:Glossary Term page. Any help?

{{#formlink:form=Glossary Term|link text=New Glossary Term}}

F.trott (talkcontribs)

Usually when a function call appears verbatim on the page it means, that the respective function is unknown. Make sure that PageForms is installed properly.

Dan Bolser (talkcontribs)

Do both examples above use PageForms? One mentions SF. BTW, could this all be configured in the extension itself?

Many thanks,

F.trott (talkcontribs)

They should work with PageForms. This is a question from 5y ago, SF was probably not yet renamed back then.

The whole idea of Semantic Glossary (over e.g. Lingo) is to leverage SMW's capabilities. So while there may be a reduction in setup effort for wiki admins, I am not sure if it would make sense to hard-code a special page or something instead of utilizing the available capabilities in the SMW ecosystem. Maybe it would be useful to have the above solutions as a cookbook recipe somewhere in the documentation.

Or maybe I am just not getting the point. :)

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