A WikiWord consists of two or more words with initial capitals, run together.
When you type a WikiWord, you establish a hyperlink. It's as easy as that.
WikiWords are styled like this because:
Syntax of a WikiWord
- It makes Wiki hyperlinks instantly recognizable
- It leads to interesting Wiki topics
- It avoids the need to fiddle with HTML tags
- It avoids over-general topics because at least two words are required
Good examples for WikiWords:
- Uppercase letter(s)
- Lowercase letter(s)
- Uppercase letter(s)
- Optional lowercase or uppercase letter(s) or number(s)
Bad examples for WikiWords:
- AVeryLongWikiTopicNameIsAlsoPossible?: wherever an uppercase or lowercase letter is allowed, a group of letters of the same case is allowed
- Web: Name without the uppercase letter(s), lowercase letter(s), uppercase letter(s) sequence
- T5Wiki: Name with number before the uppercase, lowercase, uppercase sequence
- Md5sumsAfterBurning: Name with number before the uppercase, lowercase, uppercase sequence
- Know-How: Name with dashes in between
Related Topics: WikiSyntax
- Insert WikiWords wherever you can. Rich linking helps to make a Wiki successful.
- Be specific. All topics in a web share one name space. For example, instead of
BreadSlicerFunctionalSpec because other projects might also have a functional spec topic.
- To stop a WikiWord from being turned into a hyperlink, insert the text
<nop> immediately before the WikiWord.
- It is recommended to create topics with singular names. Plural WikiWords are automatically linked to the singular topic, i.e. the link WikiWords links to the topic WikiWord.
- Sometimes you have to be creative to find a good WikiName. Examples:
- To create a topic about the the Bread Slicer 1.2 product, use
BreadSlicer1pt2, but not
- To create a topic about year 2000, you could go for
YearTwoThousand, but not
- Turn acronyms into WikiWords, i.e. take
FaqIndex for a "FAQ index" topic.
- You can specify any link label by using double square brackets, e.g. write
[[TWikiAccessControl][access control]] to get a link to TWikiAccessControl that looks like access control.
- The topic is assumed to be in the current TWiki web. Prepending the name of a TWiki web and a period links to a topic in another web.