Add a real title field for wiki pages
Currently, most people use a single
h1. in the first line of a wiki page for the title. This is even integrated in most themes (like the default on on r.o) such that the contextual stuff is floated right of the assumed short header.
However, this practice is flawed as it prevents a usable inclusion of whole pages and leads to unnecessarily deep nesting of headings (see #5494). Thus, I propose to add a real title field to wiki pages to replace the top most
h1.. This could even be coupled with the name of the wiki page to ease usage.
Updated by Xiwen Cheng about 13 years ago
I'm not sure if I understood your proposal correctly. But wouldn't this also be solved if a heading can be excluded from TOC generation? For instance, omit headings of the form
h1!, h2!, h3!, etc...
The exclamation mark deliberately replaces the dot such that existing pages does not break, thus backward-compatible. This has no impact on existing content/pages and themes. The wiki system will have to be extended slightly such that h1! is seen as an alias for h1. and the TOC generation can remain untouched as it will skip h1! anyway.
Updated by Hugues De Keyzer about 12 years ago
- The page’s name, that is used as the page’s title (HTML <title>) and also shown above the text editor when editing a page. This value is also used as the page’s URL, and some characters can not be used in it. Because of this, a page called “Version 1.0” will be displayed as “Version 10”.
- The h1. title on the first line of the page’s content.
Moreover, it would be useful to be allow to use the period (dot, point) character in wiki page’s names and URLs, to be able to distinguish pages called “Version 1.2.34 release notes” and “Version 1.23.4 release notes”. If periods cause problems in URLs, they could possibly be replaced by underscores, for example, but not simply removed like they are now.