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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Wiki "standardization"?

Hi Martin,

On Nov 27, 2007 10:42 AM, Oberhuber, Martin
<Martin.Oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> thanks a lot for your suggestions. I like the template idea
> for navigation, though I personally prefer having navigation
> links at the top (to allow navigation before scrolling all
> way down the page). It's great that you make your expertise
> about templates available.

Yes, I know what you mean. Wikipedia articles are for reference and as
you would expect from any formal article, other information is usually
found at the bottom as a "See Also" or "References" section. That way
of doing things probably doesn't carry too well over here as articles
about an open source project and its "components" and "api" and so on.

For those that are interested, I've smoothed out an example of what I
think would be a good "common project template" with some help from
Nick last week.

Template in question:

Template in action on ECF wik site:

More common information could probably be added, but that's the general idea.


> I also like the idea to standardize on a hierarchy. I'm just
> not sure if embedding the hierarchy in the topic title is the
> best thing: because one original idea of the Wiki was that one
> could link to another topic easily when writing text, just
> by putting the normal text in [[brackets]] like the
> [[examples]] here so that it becomes a link.
> With hierarchy embedded in the topic title, one always has to
> write both the [[protocols/http/link|link]] and the link text
> as shown here. That's a little against the original Wiki idea.
> At Wind River, we have a commercially improved offspin of Wiki
> called Twiki, which can automatically create a hierarchy of
> Topics based on how and where a topic was originally created
> from. That hierarchy is different than the categories, allows
> for easy "moving up", and doesn't require embedding the hierarchy
> in the topic title.
> I like that approach a lot and I'd love to see it in Eclipse Wiki.
> Cheers,
> --
> Martin Oberhuber
> Wind River Systems, Inc.
> Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member
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