Is a default folder in every group and it is also a verb that describes a feature of the system. The Archive folder is created by default each time a group is established. How the feature works is easier to understand with some background.
The fundamental concept of PageSeeder's XLink architecture is that all current and historical information are linked together. In other words, all PageSeeder artifacts have dependencies. This means that actually removing one of the links could essentially 'break the chain'.
The role of the archive is so that PageSeeder can filter information that is no longer needed. This creates the perception that data has been removed but in fact the data is simply no longer displayed.
After archiving, a cross reference to a document will look like the following:
NoteThe name of the XRef will still appear, but will be in red with a small cross. The words "archived cross reference" will not be displayed, that is just the name of the archived document in this example.
Reverse cross references appear like this:
NoteArchived links are shown in gray, whilst active links are displayed in blue text.
These visual clues can be used to help users edit out obsolete cross references.
The integrity of the data is also the reason why PageSeeder's delete feature requires special configuration to access.
For more information, see the articles How do I archive a group? and How do I archive multiple documents at the same time?
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