[Mediawiki-l] [OT] Terminology: Wikis vs. WikiWikiWebs

Frederik Dohr fdg001 at gmx.net
Wed Jan 10 17:20:14 UTC 2007


> In years and years, I've only ever heard "WikiWikiWeb" used when
> discussing the roots of the wiki phenomenon.

That seems to be correct:

> Q: Why is Wiki always written with a capital W?
> A: "Wiki" (with a W) is shorthand for the WikiWikiWeb (aka
>    WardsWiki), i.e. this site. "wiki" (with a w) means "a site that
>    operates along the same principles as Wiki", probably running
>    one of the WikiWikiClones. See WikiHasManyMeanings for more on
>    when to capitalize "wiki".
(taken from http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWebFaq)

Problem solved.



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