A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts


In general, PageSeeder does not encourage 'deleting'. The XLink architecture means that regardless of how they are presented, objects rarely exist as discrete and self-contained. Instead, most objects (documents, comments, tasks) are the intersection of multiple linked components. Where a single comment might seem the same as a standalone email message, in PageSeeder, a comment is a view assembled from linked components. These components include the comment content, a group member, a group (or groups) and possibly a location in a document.

Permanently removing any one of these nodes would undermine the integrity of the system. This is why the system encourage the use of archive rather than delete. Information that has been archived is removed from the search index but preserves the links. 

One good use case for ‘delete’ is the removal of a collection of test documents with no comments or edits. These can waste valuable database resources and are better purged. To enable delete use either of the following settings in the template properties

  • adminEnable=delete-documents
  • managerEnable=delete-documents


delete is only available in the Document -> Browse interface through the Developer perspective

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