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 Sunday, September 07, 2003
Bleeding Edge of Wiki-Blog Hybrids
Janne, author of JSPWiki, reveals what is going on at the bleeding edge of Wiki-Blog hybrid technology.
"First, a short explanation on the tech behind this weblog: This is an instance of JSPWiki, where each entry is a separate WikiPage?. The Main page aggregates then all of the pages which have a certain signature in their name onto the front page, producing the weblog you see right now. This allows cool stuff like doing collection pages, such as Ropecon2003, or EGC2003, where I just insert a string like [{WeblogPlugin startDate='310103' days='31'}] to get all of the entries from January 2003, for example." - Butt Ugly
In essence, JSPWiki is a Wiki with the ability to pull together a blog-like page out of Wiki pages.  Throw in page template to add style and other blogging essentials like calendar and blogroll, you got a blog.  Neato.

Janne also talks about his XML-RPC-based API for JSPWiki.  JSPWiki also supports MetaWeblogAPI.  Les Orchard, Mr. 0xDECAFBAD, has implemented the API for TWiki, UseModWiki, and MoinMoin.  Les is considering REST version currently.

On the syntax front, Janne mentioned the WikiML initiative by Eric van der Vlist, an old pal from my XML/SML days.  There is also WikiXmlDtd effort by UseMod folks.  Wiki Interchange Format page is also worth a read.

Based on my recent scouring of the Wiki technologies, JSPWiki (Java/LGPL) and TWiki (Perl/GPL) are worth keeping an eye on, JSPWiki on the wiki/blog/api front and TWiki on the extension front.  There is also SocialText, of course, but I don't know what differentiates their commercial Wiki implementation from popular free open source Wiki implementations other than service.  Perhaps Ross or Peter can explain.
[Don Park's Daily Habit
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 Saturday, September 06, 2003
Russ Weakley's Listamatic borrows a whole bunch of fun CSS list effects from around the web and shows how they can be applied to the same markup to produce a large range of different results.
(via Simon Willison's Weblog) [Artima Web Buzz
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 Wednesday, September 03, 2003
XslScraper [0xDECAFBAD
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RSS template tutorial, part 2
This is a highly technical post in response to an email from a reader who wanted to know how to get comment data, comment text, trackback data and incoming trackback pings into one's RSS feed in Movable Type....
[The Aardvark Speaks in Excerpts
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It's all starting to fall into place
When the researchers and tool vendors hook up with the content providers and entreprenuers, new kinds of micro-content will flourish...
[w4feed:RSS 2.0
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Russian Design Links
In researching the design of a site I'm developing for a Russian friend, I stumbled across a plethora of well-designed web sites coming out of the design world in Russia. Here are a few of the best I've found ...
[CamWorld: Thinking Outside the Box
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 Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Is the death of Flash on the horizon? [Ars Technica
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KernelTrap: Open Source RSS feeds and blogs
KernelTrap aims to bring news about all open source kernels, not just the Linux kernel. However, at this time the majority of news posted to this site is Linux-centric. KernelTrap (also) has very dynamic RSS feeds.... of specific content.

Generally speaking, any KernelTrap URL that looks like '/taxonomy/view/...' can be turned into a feed by changing the word 'view' to 'feed'. Here are a few examples: Linux stories, FreeBSD stories, OpenBSD stories, and KernelTrap features.

KernelTrap is organized into numerous categories and subcategories utilizing Drupal's taxonomy functionality.

[via Daypop Top 40
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Well-formed writing and information routing
"The tagging conventions I've been applying for the last four months are really springing to life, now that structured search of my blog is available..." (Jon Udell)
[via Daypop Top 40
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 Monday, September 01, 2003
Great commercial CSS site
Ryan Carver has done a really good job with his latest project, One True Fit for Lee Jeans. The site is a great example of a well designed, commercial site using CSS/XHTML. If you want to find out more about the site, Ryan has put up a page explaining the techniques he used to create the site. Nice work Fella!...
[Andy Budd::Blogography
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