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 Glossary

A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

URI

URI is used as a generic term for documents, folders and URLs which are specific types of URIs. They all have a unique URI ID and share many common features.

URI: document, folder and URL

Documents and folders belong to an internal host, meaning they are managed internally by PageSeeder and their source can be found in the local database or file system. Like in a file system, folders are containers for documents.

URLs belong to an external host; their source is defined outside of PageSeeder.

Hosts in PageSeeder are managed by an administrator. They are automatically created when a link or a URL is created.

API

In the PageSeeder API, documents, folders and URLs are represented using the <uri> element.

URLs might also be described as external URIs.

PSML

The URI is included in the <document> element as the <uri> element.

All URIs can be exported with an associated PSML file descriptor (<document level="metadata">), allowing PageSeeder to re-import any PageSeeder-specific data associated with the file. PSML documents don’t have a file descriptor as they already contain all associated data.

Feature comparison

FeatureDocumentFolderURL
URI IDYesYesYes
Information (label, description, etc.)YesYesYes
SearchableYesYesYes
SharingYesYesYes
PublishingYesYesYes
HostInternalInternalExternal
Document IDYesYesNo
MetadataYesNoYes
Comments and tasksYesNoYes
FragmentsYesNoYes
HistoryYesNoYes
Target of xrefYesNoYes
ValidationYesNo*Metadata only
VersionYesNo*No
WorkflowYesNo*No

* Feature can be applied to documents in the folder

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