Test Topic 3
Looking at the differences in Twiki and media wiki
- The signature gets automatically entered.
- No formatting icons above the edit box (looking at an implementation for rookies, here) although the help is below
- Preview is on a separate screen
- Maybe Mediawiki has more special pages than Twiki
- Maybe Twiki has easier database access for other stuff, than Mediawiki
- QuietSave? is an obvious option in Twiki but not in Mediawiki
- Numbered lists are easier in Twiki, IMHO.
Not sure yet why to select one instead of the other
- 29 Aug 2006
TWiki doesn't use a database at all; it's just flat text files on the web server, with RCS for revision control.
Personally, I prefer MediaWiki?
# first thing
# second thing
## sub item one
## sub item two
# third thing
1 first thing
1 second thing
1 sub item one
1 sub item two
1 third thing
While the TWiki looks better in wiki/raw text, I find MediaWiki?
's way is easier to edit
. And since in most cases, the only time you're looking at wiki text is when you're editing, I think MediaWiki?
wins. I do prefer TWiki's inline font formatting. bold
are easier than MediaWiki?
'''many single quotes'''
I also prefer MediaWiki?
's link syntax. That is, I prefer
[[target]] and [[targer|other text]]
TarGet and [[target][other text]]
I also find auto-linking WikiWords?
tends to be more annoying than helpful. Just look at all the question marks on this page.
I also dislike TWiki's disabling of links in preview ("Oops, this is just a preview"). While I can see the benefits for newbiws, it makes checking my links in preview impossible.
You might want to bring this to the gnhlug-discuss mailing list
, where more people are likely to see it and comment. The only reason I noticed is that I'm the web janitor, so I monitor edits.
- 29 Aug 2006