About categories & pages
The relationships between categories and pages provide some structure for content in the Wiki, which will be useful as the Wiki matures with more content, or becomes a repository for additional research projects. The typical relationship between categories or categories and pages is a parent-child relationship, although in some instances a page or category will have multiple parents. A parent is a page or category with at least one child. A child is a page or category that includes the [[Category:something]] tag. Below is an explanation of the relationship between different levels of content.
- Group of categories (eg: Category:Internal strategies, Category:External strategies). These are top-level groupings, and for this project these categories have no parents. This level can be thought of as Parts of a report.
- Category - items at this second level have a parent (a level 1 group of categories) and at least two "children" outcome (eg: Operations planning)
- Outcome or result is a category that describes a desired outcome for which a transit agency would employ strategies. Content at this level has at least one parent and two children. While content at this level will usually take the form of a category, it can take the form of a page if the content for none of the children strategies is (or is anticipated to be) long enough to warrant its own strategy page.
- Strategy - a strategy usually takes the form of a page. This page includes:
- an introduction to the concept covered in the page that gives the intelligent but unfamiliar reader context
- an overview of the benefits and drawbacks involved with pursuing the strategy, including how the strategy can help an agency in pursuit of any desired parent outcome or result , but also any adverse effects the strategy may have on other strategies, aspects of transit service delivery, or stakeholders
- examples of the strategy in action
- further reading for those interested in learning more, including academic literature and case studies, with link to content or DOI/library page. Each item linked in further reading should include at a minimum of two sentences that inform the reader's decision to follow or not follow the link.
- Sub-page - When some content provided on a strategy page would be too narrowly-focused or detailed for the typical reader, this additional information should be linked in a sub-page. A sub-page differs from a strategy page in that it is not a strategy in-and-of itself (and therefore does not have a [[category:whatever]] tag, and it usually only linked by a parent page.
Citations, references, and links to further reading should take the form:
Author or Institution Name. "Publication Title." Year of Publication
Link and abstract abstract
Any in-line citation should use the the following code to produce a footnote citing a specific source:
- <ref>[http://linkurl.com/example Author or Institution Name. "Publication Title." Year of Publication.]</ref> To produce a list of footnotes, use the <refrences /> tag at the bottom of the page, perhaps under a ==Notes== or ==Refrences== section. .
Alternatively, one can produce a text-only footnote by omitting the link code brackets <ref>example footnote</ref>.
Juan has created titles from the outline following the above relationship rules. You shouldn't need to create a new category. Should you need to, please coordinate with Juan by email.
Page titles should describe strategies, measures, or concepts as clearly and accurately as possible please:
- use active voice
- use simple language
- avoid prepositions
- avoid redundancy when possible (eg: transit, bus, rail)