In article <a29dbi$qua / ftp.ee.vill.edu>, "Dan Hable" <DHable / phmining.com>
wrote:

> I've been reading the mailing list for some time and I'm still a little
> = lost on what a wiki is?
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> Thanks,
> Dan
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Finally, I get my chance! I asked the very same question not too long
ago...

A wiki is a special type of CGI that allows anyone who comes to the page
to edit it. In that way, it's like a community whiteboard. Pages are
created on-the-fly by the inclusion of words with two capital letters or
more in them, such as RubyGarden or AbstractFactoryPattern. If you should
edit a page and enter a word with two or more capital letters in it, when
you are finished editing the page, you will see that the word has become
a hyperlink to a new page, which anyone can also go and edit! I forget
where the first wiki page was, but http://www.rubygarden.org/ is the most
pertinent example for this list. Go and try it out! At the bottom of a
page, click "Edit Text Of This Page" and go to town! 

Anyhow, hope this was helpful!

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