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Re: [seul-edu] wiki software page

Bruno Vernier wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 03:13:47PM -0500, Doug Loss wrote:
> > I've begun to load listings onto the experimental wiki software
> > page.  I notice that for any word that has more than one capital
> > letter in it but that isn't all caps, the wiki offers the
> > possibility of creating a webpage.  Is that configurable, Bruno?
> > There are an awful lot of application names which meet that
> > criterion.
> - wiki tradition is that any word with 2 non-consecutive capital letters
> triggers the creation of a link and automatic creation of the new page (that
> question mark).
> - it can be turned off locally by putting an exclamation mark directly in
> front of the offending word
> - it can be programmed NOT to follow wiki tradition at all... and I admit I
> have thought of that but am loath to break with wiki tradition.

It occurred to me that the automatic generation of question marks might 
be useful when you are trying to build a dictionary for special words. 
For instance, if a page called "PostScript" existed in the wiki, 
everytime the keyword "PostScript" appeared it would appear as a
link to a page with a blurb about PostScript on it. Of course you could
turn the clickable link off with the exclamation point prefix.
For software titles like "MuPAD", the clickable link might go to a page
for MuPAD where you could put more info, user comments, more links, etc.

L. Prevett
Mathematics Instructor
Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ, US