Can't create a workspace within a workspace library?

Can't create a workspace within a workspace library?

Post by Jeff Web » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 05:00:55


Can anyone enlighten me why SharePoint doesn't allow you to create a
document workspace from a file stored in a document library if that library
is itself part of a workspace?

You can create workspaces within workspaces through Nav Bar->Create, but if
you try to use the context menu within Shared Documents you get a warning
that it can't be done.
 
 
 

Can't create a workspace within a workspace library?

Post by Mike Wals » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:47:40

You could do something similar in the beta. But you then got an
out-of-control situation where you could have a document workspace to
discuss a document; containing a document workspace containing the same
document; containing a document workspace containing the same document; etc.
etc.

[I posted a bug on this]

So they cut it back.

I suspect the real reason was that users can do very stupid things on
occasions and the original design let them.

Mike Walsh, Helsinki, Finland
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Can't create a workspace within a workspace library?

Post by Jeff Web » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:35:36

It makes sense, but it's inconsistant since you can create workspaces in
other workspaces through Create.

Thanks for the history. I guess the real problem is that I didn't understand
the difference between sites and workspaces. (I still don't, other than
superficial differences.)

Are workspaces meant to be end-points?
 
 
 

Can't create a workspace within a workspace library?

Post by Mike Wals » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 02:21:30

It was because of the *same* document zooming down through the layers I'm
sure.

With other workspace types you have to work much harder to get the same
thing (but with documents it was create a document; then specify a workspace
for it; open the document in the workspace and specify a workspace for it
etc.etc. which is easy)


ask a developer :)

Mike Walsh, Helsinki, Finland