Kwiki::Backlinks - Maintain and display a simple database of links to the current page
Kwiki::Backlinks uses the file system to keep track of which pages in a wiki link to which pages in the same wiki. That data is then used to display on every page in the wiki. This is considered a nice feature by some and an absolute requirement for enabling emergent understanding by others.
You can see Kwiki::Backlinks in action at http://www.burningchrome.com/wiki/
This code also happens to demonstrate a novel use of Spoon hooks.
The backlinks database may also be used as a generic database of linking activity in the wiki. Kwiki::Orphans uses the database to reveal pages which have no incoming links. The backlinks for any given page can be found the the following incantation:
@backlinks = $self->hub->backlinks->get_backlinks_for_page($page->id);
This returns a list of page ids.
Chris Dent, <email@example.com> Brian Ingerson, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks to Ricardo SIGNES for the idea and patch for showing backlinks on the edit page. Small price for very valuable gain.
Copyright (C) 2005, Chris Dent
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.