The Longest Now


Touched by the tentacly toolchain tornado
Tuesday August 30th 2005, 6:09 pm
Filed under: %a la mod

Alright already.  I am slowly giving in to all you wild and crazy
people who love hip bands-of-the-moment, wagons, and their unholy
offspring.  Some reviews of links in the modern toolchain to
come.  I approach it from a position of expectant disappointment



What you see is what you wiki
Tuesday August 30th 2005, 4:46 pm
Filed under: chain-gang

Jim’s Wikiwyg implementation, at one point apparently linked from wikiwyg.com,
is a brilliant experiment with client-side, Javascript-based wiki
rendering.  There’s a bit of a naming conflict at the moment in
the blogosphere, but he’s getting back into coding and writing, so
hopefully he can work it out.  I would love to see a new revision
out soon, and collaboration with the developers who were discussing new
user-friendly editing ideas at Wikimania earlier this month.

For a fine example of the tool at work, here’s an examlpe of  Wikiwyg on nested tables,
using an article comparing web browsers.  Note how the page starts
loading almost immediately (slowed down by his single server), and
continues smoothly to render down the page.

Update from Jim (Aug 31):

By the way, I’ve had a bit of correspondence about naming. We agreed to call
our projects by the full names Wikiwyg.org and Wikiwyg.net, and to post a
disambiguation note at the top of both our home pages as soon as my site is
properly up.

I’m quite happy with this. The Wikiwyg.net guys seem to have acted in good
faith and weren’t aware of my project’s name when they started theirs.

Cheers to all involved for being good-natured about this.

What you see is what you wiki …




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