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Spaces: In Bronchopedia, content is organized into spaces. There are two types of spaces:

  • Global spaces are areas on your site into which you can group content items (pages, attachments, news, etc) based on any theme or topic of your choice. For example, you may want separate areas on your site for each team or project within your organization. In Bronchopedia, you can set up a different space for each team or project. You can build content for each of these spaces individually, decide who its users are, and even archive mail separately within each. There is no limit to the number of global spaces you can create within Bronchopedia!
  • Personal spaces belong to particular users, and rather than being listed on the Dashboard (see below), are available from the People Directory. They can contain pages and news items, be searched and browsed. They can be kept private, or opened up so the whole world can view and edit them, just like global spaces. 

Bronchopedia treats each space as an independently managed wiki. What this means is that each space functions autonomously within your site.

Each space:

  • has its own pages, news items, comments, bookmarks (if the Bookmarks Plugin is enabled), RSS feeds and mail (mail applies to global spaces only).
  • has its own access control settings, so you can set different levels of access to different spaces.

Partitioning Guidelines

To ensure maintainable and logical spaces, content should be broken into spaces by:

  1. Evaluating permissions across the wiki content. If members require conflicting access, for example user 1 must access content on topics A and B, while user 2 must access content for topics B and C, then the topics must be separated into three spaces.
  2. Grouping content by topic, project or team.

For semi-static content, a space for each topic is fine. If there is a substantial project-related content that must be exclusive to different groups, you should use separate spaces.

Spaces & Pages Information

Useful notes about spaces and pages:

  1. Spaces cannot be nested
  2. Page permissions can prevent users who can access the space from accessing that page
  3. Page permissions alone cannot keep the existence of a page secret. The page should be in a restricted space instead
  4. Pages can be easily moved between spaces

~contributed by Office of Information Technology

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