[LON-CAPA-users] self-replicating simple page?

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 27 Oct 2005 15:57:59 -0400 (EDT)

Hi James,

> Are simple pages meant to propagate across assignments? What I mean is that
> if I have a "simple page" (special documents) named "Introduction" in one of
> my loncapa folders and a similarly named document in a separate folder, are
> they supposed to synchronize? 

Possibly, depends on your viewpoint?

The copy and paste mechanism is a copy the url and paste the url

Not a copy the contents of that file and create a new file with a
different name and the same contents to start with.

(For example if you did copy and paste on a HW problem, you'd expect
that if you changed the contents of the HW problem and republished
it both instances in the course would change.)

Well the same happens here with simple pages.

Granted it would be nice to "clone" (for lack of a better term) one
simple page (or bulletin board).

And now for some technical info:
A simple page url looks like:

that number '1130442454' is what we use to internally refer to the
collection of data that is that simple page's info.

So anytime you add the same link in it will be exactly the same simple
page and anytime you change parts of one instance you change them all.

This is also true of bulletin boards

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