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What is the best way to configure/implement default pre-publishing validation?
I am using Foswiki in a pretty large corporate environment, in France, with strong policy rules. Management acceptance on the project would benefit from a pre-publication feature.
This would not be very strongly enforced, here is how i see it :
- A user modify a topic
- Topic variable VALID is set to 'NEED_VALIDATION' in this new version (ex: r2)
- Until validation the default version displayed is the version in which the variable VALID is set to 'VALIDATED' (ex: r1)
- When a validator press the validate button, the variable VALID on the last version becomes 'VALIDATED', thus becoming the official (defaul) version (ex: r2)
Note that The user can access the last version manually, even if it is not validated yet. This is not a problem for me. However, the central point here is to make the default version displayed not the last version, but the last validated versionn, wiki wide
How could i implement this feature?
I installed and tried the Approval/Workflow plugin, but it is very complicated, and not adequate for wiki-wide simple validation. Or maybe i just dont know how to configure it
Any help welcome !
- 29 Sep 2009
This can (only) be done in a plugin/extension. Afaik there is none yet, which implements such a feature.
- 09 Oct 2009
I have/had a plugin that does this as part of an ISO system - I wonder how much work it'll take to publish it for foswiki :/ -
- 12 Oct 2009