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

Neil Smithline neil.smithline at owasp.org
Tue Aug 19 01:36:19 UTC 2014


"OWASP Boot Camp Project" or any subcategory that says "(empty)" next to it

On Monday, August 18, 2014, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>  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
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
>> http://www.neilsmithline.com
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Neil Smithline <neil.smithline at owasp.org
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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 to
>>> https://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
>>> http://www.neilsmithline.com
>>>
>>>
>>>   On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Neil Smithline <
>>> neil.smithline at owasp.org
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
>>>> http://www.neilsmithline.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org
>>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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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