[OWASP-wiki-editors] Very Popular: Download Page

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Tue Aug 19 01:31:49 UTC 2014


Empty subcategories makes sense. A subcategory and contents of a 
subcategory are two different things....

Can you give me an example?

Aloha,
Jim

On 8/15/14, 12:56 PM, Neil Smithline wrote:
>
>     Cool? Wanna give it a go, Neil?
>
>
> Huh? Me!??! OK. I was planning on it :)
>
> I'll try to create templates for the formatting so that we can repeat 
> it on other category pages where we think it's appropriate.
>
> Do you have any idea why empty subcategories show up in the page? I 
> checked a few of the pages and found subcategory pages that have been 
> customized but contain no pages in them. That seems broken to me. My 
> guess is that there were pages in that category, someone customized 
> the category page, the pages were deleted or moved to another 
> category. Now we're left with these dangling category pages. They 
> probably need cleaning up as well :(
>
>
> Neil Smithline
> 408-634-5764
> http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     +1 I like what you did there.
>
>     Between adding the OWASP banner and doing the highlighting, I
>     think these pages will be a lot more attractive without major
>     effort or redesign.
>
>     Cool? Wanna give it a go, Neil?
>
>     Aloha,
>     Jim
>
>
>
>
>     On 8/15/14, 12:01 PM, Neil Smithline wrote:
>>     Ahh. I seem to have consistent ideas.
>>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-Table_of_Contents is
>>     a page where I manually created the top-half of a category page
>>     to look nice, leaving the bottom half looking ugly. We could do
>>     something like this for
>>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet.
>>
>>     Neil
>>
>>
>>     Neil Smithline
>>     408-634-5764 <tel:408-634-5764>
>>     http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>>
>>
>>     On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Neil Smithline
>>     <neil.smithline at owasp.org <mailto:neil.smithline at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>         OK. There's very little flexibility on the category pages. We
>>         can't do anything to change the format of the existing one
>>         (http://enil.us/1sK7M13).
>>
>>         We can create something autoformatted using
>>         http://enil.us/1re1mHQ. We'll need to get that extension
>>         installed (I'm guessing that it isn't).
>>
>>         If we create a substitute for the category page. It will need
>>         to have a different URL. This will affect the search function
>>         as I don't believe that we can remove the existing category
>>         page as it's auto-generated. So both our new page and the
>>         old category page will have search hits. We *might* be able
>>         to put a redirect on the current category page to our new
>>         page. I haven't tested if this is possible.
>>
>>         If we can't create a redirect, we can just create a pretty
>>         top to the current category page that is formatted similar
>>         tohttps://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet and
>>         leave the nasty category stuff at the bottom of the page. Not
>>         a great solution but a definite improvement.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         Neil Smithline
>>         408-634-5764 <tel:408-634-5764>
>>         http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>>
>>
>>         On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Neil Smithline
>>         <neil.smithline at owasp.org <mailto:neil.smithline at owasp.org>>
>>         wrote:
>>
>>             I agree that the default category page looks ugly. In
>>             general I'm not a big Mediawiki format fan.
>>
>>             The category page is automatically generated. There's no
>>             need to add new pages to it. If you add a new page to the
>>             category, it will automatically appear. The cheat sheet
>>             guide is manually created via the template at
>>             https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Template:Cheatsheet_Navigation_Body&action=edit.
>>
>>
>>             So if we change the category page we'll either lose the
>>             automatic maintenance of the links or need to learn how
>>             to keep the automatic listing function available. Also,
>>             the "Category:" URL is special to Mediawiki and we're
>>             limited in the changes we can do (at least in a
>>             straightforward way). I'll see what I can google about
>>             monkeying with category pages.
>>
>>             Neil
>>
>>
>>             Neil Smithline
>>             408-634-5764 <tel:408-634-5764>
>>             http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>>
>>
>>             On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Jim Manico
>>             <jim.manico at owasp.org <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>                 Editors,
>>
>>                 This download page ...
>>
>>                 https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Download
>>
>>                 ... is one of the top ten most popular pages in
>>                 recent months.
>>
>>                 It looks awkward. Do you think styling this like
>>                 https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet
>>                 or similar is prudent?
>>
>>                 Aloha,
>>                 Jim
>>
>>
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