[development] Advice for developing Drupal wiki module

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Tue Jan 10 17:11:16 UTC 2006

On 10-Jan-06, at 7:04 AM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:

> Bèr Kessels wrote:
>> Chop it up: * wikisyntax module = a filter * [[wikilinking]] = a  
>> freelinkinging module
>> * revisions = core
>> * oh, wait, we have that already. :p Really, its possible since a  
>> long time.
> have you actually tried it? i've setup sites with both of the  
> recipes listed at bryght.com. it is barely ok and absolutely sucks  
> compared to a real wiki like dokuwiki or mediawiki. attention to  
> detail is what makes these apps sing. deliving a 70% solution  
> doesn't impress anyone when 100% solutions are freely available.

You're right that it sucks...and I'm not entirely sure why. Diffs  
obviously still look terrible...but in the other wikis I use, I don't  
actually use diff functionality.

I think it's all the extra cruft of node stuff, perhaps. I think an  
AJAX, edit-in-place functionality would almost turn all of Drupal  
into a wiki-like experience, depending on permissions.

Of course, the main areas where I find myself using wiki  
functionality is for collaboratively working on a document.

> i'd love it if someone took the lead in improving our wiki  
> solution. preferably a user experience focused person.

I'd support this.

Boris Mann
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