Created by: Anonymous, Last modification: 30 Jun 2008 (09:29 UTC) by Kozuch

An Introduction to Wiki

What is Wiki?

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Wiki in Ward's original description: The simplest online database that could possibly work.

Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple ext syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.

Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself.

Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.

Historical Note: The first ever wiki site was created for the Portland Pattern Repository in 1995. That site now hosts tens of thousands of pages.

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All of the pages listed above can and do provide much better information, background and sources about Wiki than I can. I personally found the page about Wiki History and Wiki Design Principles filled with the type of information that I like and found very interesting. If you see information about Wikis here then you can pretty well bet that this is where I found it and in some cases borrowed to use here. If you see pages here called the same things then you can be certain that we took our cue from them about the need and use for them. These other sites have been doing Wiki a long time and obviously know and understand what they are doing, imatating them is a course that makes good sense to me. AlBrown 08/07/03

More Information



A Sandbox is available as a public test area.


A Wiki page which you can edit will have a visible option to do so. A simple syntax is used for marking types of information in pages.


See Also

People Involved

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Test comment

by Mat, 15 Mar 2007 (11:44 UTC)
Just to see what it does
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