A software package that implements a Wiki.
They vary in the specific features they offer.
Should note how the "main" ones handle various possible Wiki Standards:
- also huge table (even comparing SmartAscii rules) at Wiki Matrix http://www.wikimatrix.org - has great tools for entering your criteria and getting back just the engines that qualify.
It would be nice if there were some shortlist of the "most popular" choices (in terms of "number of sites" or "number of public sites" or something...).
- on the other hand, for a techie who likes to get his hands dirty, the first criterion should probably be the underlying language/platform. I feel the same way about Content Management System selection.
c2009 Pondering simplest hack to migrate from MoinMoin so I don't run out of file-handle resources in Cheap Hosting
Evaluating options c2006
- Camel Case only(?)
- no Wiki Wiki Web:InterWikiMap support!
- Wiki Wiki Web:TextFormattingRules
- doubled and tripled single-quotes for italic and bold - yuk
- don't double-break for bullet list
- no HTML support
- RSS: Wiki Wiki Web doesn't have a feed (though there's at least one 3rd-party scraping available); Quicki Wiki does not appear to have feed support.
- standard Camel Case support, plus square brackets
- RemoteWikiURL, each remote wiki must have its own page
- Structured Text, plus can use HTML
- double-linebreaks, even within bullet list
- asterisks/doubled for italic/bold
- Camel Case, plus can use doubled square brackets
- UseMod:InterWikiDocumentation - uses single Inter Map page listing - wiki site name needs initial cap but doesn't need to be Camel Case!
- UseMod:TextFormattingRules - HTML tags for bold/italic (in addition to the lotsa-SingleQuote style)
- RSS: uses v1 (RDF) - for 3 days of changes use http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?action=rss&days=1 ; uses 'dc:contributor' for item author (with name in 'rdf:value'; no email); uses 'dc:date' like '2003-11-19T07:14:01+00:00'
- unique SmartAscii rules
- really heavy use of single-quotes for italic/bold
- asterisks with no linebreaks (but with leading space?) to make bullet points
- external links - use square brackets to contain URI then space then label
- RSS: uses RSS v1/RDF
- http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/EditingTips - similar to MoinMoin of course, hate those single-quotes. But at this point I think I have to give up and think of them as one of the Wiki Standards.
- yuck uses some sort of frames interface, which will really suck on a tiny Sharp Zaurus screen!
- though it does seem to have a way to hide those menus, and maybe I could hack the code...