Glossary

A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

Group folder

Is an object that acts as a container for URIs in a group. All documents and folders belong to at least one group folder. Each group folder contains its own tree of documents and folders. 

The main attributes of a group folder are:

NameDefinitionDefault
Scheme

Usually http or https

websiteScheme
Host

For example "localhost" or "www.acme.com"

websiteAddress
Port

The port for the URI

websitePort
Path

The path prefix common to all URIs under the group folder. It should end with a wildcard '*'.

For example: /ps/acme/test/*
 (no default)

 The default values are defined in the template properties.

Role

A group folder is bound to its own scheme, host and port, but documents can belong to multiple group folders. Because of this, group folders act as the primary mechanism for sharing documents or providing public access to documents within a group.

Default group folders

Every group is created with two predefined group folders. These inherit the scheme, host and port from the host server. 

Document root

The default top level folder for the documents, for example if group is acme-specs:

[psaddress]/ps/acme/specs/*
Comment root

The container to attach all general comments, for example if group ID is 123:

[psaddress]/ps/servlet/com.pageseeder.general/123/*

Public group folders

A public group folder can provide public access to a set of documents within a group even if that group is "private".  

Group folders vs folders

Both group folders and regular folders are used to organize documents.

Group folders are explicitly associated to every document: every document (and folder) belongs to a group folder. 

A regular folder shares the same scheme, host and port as its ancestor group folder. The documents within a regular folder share the same group folder, but the relationship between documents and folders is implied by the shared subpath. 

Group folder administration

Group folders can only be configured by administrators.

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