- TWiki has a very simple text formatting shorthand. In any case, you won't go wrong if you simply:
- start each line without spaces
- separate paragraphs with a blank line
- Run together capitalized words to form WikiWords:
- If a discussion is going on:
- separate each follow-up with a space
- add your WikiName and the date at the end
- OR, by all means, insert your comment where it seems to fit best:
- you may want to inset it with a bullet and/or set it in italics so it's clear (always sign and date)
- if a sub-topic develops, separate it with a horizontal rule at beginning and end
- A good format for a new topic is "dissertation followed by discussion":
- start with a brief, factual introduction, followed by double horizontal rules
- let the discussion begin
- When a discussion dies down and the page becomes static, if you're clear on your course, feel free to refactor mercilessly:
- fearlessly edit down to capture the key points
- reduce the noise without losing the facts or the flavor
- if you merge or delete comments, group credit
Contributors:at the end of the page
- This is how Wiki content matures and grows in value over time.
- For external site links, you can type URLs directly into the text -
http://etcete.ra/...- it'll be clear to anyone where they're headed on click.
- TWiki is intended for world-wide use, and an internationally understood date format like
01 Sep 2003or
2003/09/01is preferred. It's clearer than the xx/xx/xx format, where a date like 9/1/01 can mean either Jan or Sep, depending on the local conventions of the readers. For months, use the first three letters: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,...
- TIP: Check the source when you want to find out how something is formatted: click
Editon the lower toolbar. To see earlier versions, click
More, then check
Raw text formatand click
View revision. A bit of HTML experience can't hurt, but you'll soon see with TWikiShorthand how far that is from necessary.
-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 16 Dec 2003