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Sun creates Javapedia Wiki for “all things Java”

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 11, 2003

Sun creates Javapedia Wiki for “all things Java”. WillSomebody PleaseMakeAWikiThatIs ActuallyUserFriendly?

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Bernardo CarvalhoJun 11, 2003 at 7:36PM

I bet $100 bucks that everybody that is geeky enough to actually USE a wiki already knows HTML, what makes that weird syntax completely useless.

fangsJun 11, 2003 at 11:35PM

I like the fact that Sun kept the WordsSmashedTogether notation. The wiki that we use at work doesn’t use wiki notation, instead requiring raw html or [[double bracketed words to make a link]]. Borrringgg!

David MattisonJun 12, 2003 at 1:25AM

The point with wikis is NOT to use HTML, and to keep the formatting options to a minimum. If you’re going to provide the ability to prettify the text, you should do so with as little fuss and muss as possible, or use XML. Everybody who’s geeky enough or just plain intelligent about Web matters knows that HTML is the Model A of Web work. Wiki works because it’s collaborative and universal. Why is it, BTW, that bloggers think wikis are not user friendly and blogs, by inference, are? Or that wikis are ugly and blogs are not?

Mendelson Joel Dec 11, 2003 at 12:40AM

Nature is not anthropomorphic.

Cesare/Bartnicki Nikki Dec 21, 2003 at 2:30AM

It’s not all lies - not all of it. That’s the age-old dilemma.

Lowther Tori Jan 10, 2004 at 4:53AM

Some things cannot be taught, only discovered.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.