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FS#486 cached backlinks
I want to create a dropdown cascading css menu of backlinks for my template.
To do so it would be great to have the backlinks to each page cached, to be checked against ACL at page load by the template.
This is something for a plugin rather than DokuWiki core.
Backlinks are easily retrievable using metadata - each page now stores its links to other pages in the wiki in its own metadata and DokuWiki's index will contain pages that contain references to another page (although this isn't guaranteed to be accurate, it could have references which aren't links rather than missing links). Maintaining a current and consistent list of backlinks for a page isn't feasible in the face of external editing, however, external editing aside, an action plugin could maintain a list of backlinks in a page's metadata.