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seakai

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Dec 7, 2003, 8:52:51 AM12/7/03
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I have an extensive wish - that many of you will probably feel to
be quite a bit farfetched and not really a core browser function,
so don't complain about that.

Give the success of the notes panel and its features I'm wishing for it
to be replaced with a lightweight WikiPad. To the users that are not aware
of it the difference would be hardly noticable.

When properly implemented it would take care of all my PIM needs and
I could throw overboard quite a bit of other (sluggish) apps.

To get an idea of what I mean take a good look at :

http://www.jhorman.org/wikidPad/

(That application is written in python and quite a bit too sluggish for
everyday use,
however the feature set is allready very concise and quite impressive).

The main advantage of something like this is the power of crosslinking and
indexing
the information (which is after all the main strength of M2 for email).

Image if something like this would be integrated into Opera. You could use
it as a
scratchpad, to organise your webclippings, organise contacts, organise
email, and
even use it to do some writing and/or webpublishing. It could even
communicate to
an online wiki lifting Opera firmly into the realm of groupware
applications.

I know it is farfetched but I hardly think that when properly implemented
it would
hardly add any bloat considering the huge flexibility that it would add.

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Toby A Inkster

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Dec 7, 2003, 9:12:55 AM12/7/03
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On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 14:52:51 +0100, seakai wrote:

> Give the success of the notes panel and its features I'm wishing for it
> to be replaced with a lightweight WikiPad. To the users that are not aware
> of it the difference would be hardly noticable.

Cross-linking would actually be a nice addition to Notes IMHO. It would be
nice if you could also add links from notes to:

* URLS ('http://', 'ftp://', etc)
* Bookmarks (this is not exactly the same as the above!)
* Bookmark folders
* E-mails
* Contacts

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Richard Grevers

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Dec 7, 2003, 1:21:59 PM12/7/03
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On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 14:52:51 +0100, seakai <nos...@nospam.org.invalid>
wrote:

>
> I have an extensive wish - that many of you will probably feel to
> be quite a bit farfetched and not really a core browser function,
> so don't complain about that.
>
> Give the success of the notes panel and its features I'm wishing for it
> to be replaced with a lightweight WikiPad. To the users that are not
> aware
> of it the difference would be hardly noticable.
>
> When properly implemented it would take care of all my PIM needs and
> I could throw overboard quite a bit of other (sluggish) apps.
>

The trouble is, which of the dozens of wiki parsers would you use? I edit
wikipedia articles, so would want to use that parser (draft articles in
notes: cool!), others here have sites running Twiki etc.
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seakai

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Dec 7, 2003, 3:07:42 PM12/7/03
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As far as formatting is concerned it wouldn't by far need to be that
sophisticated as a real web wiki. *bold*, /italic/ , _underline_ +Heading1
++Heading2 etc would be more than enough for a first version. I could even
live *without* the formatting in a local version. If you would want to use
it to draft articles for a real WebWiki it wouldn't matter that the
special formatting codes don't get rendered - you don't have that when you
edit a page in a Wiki online either. Have a look at how the link to the
WikiPad handles it: that's quite a transparant way to do it: it renders
the formatting, but leaves the codes in.

But it would still need to do WikiWords off course !

Invitation: http://nontroppo.org/wiki/RichardGrevers
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Richard Grevers

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Dec 7, 2003, 3:27:28 PM12/7/03
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On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 21:07:42 +0100, seakai <nos...@nospam.org.invalid>
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Personally, I loathe and detest CamelCase and always use [[explicit
links]] where possible. (I'm exploring the potential of wiki as a CMS for
clients)

Arioch

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Jun 21, 2008, 5:29:47 AM6/21/08
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> The trouble is, which of the dozens of wiki parsers would you use? I
> edit wikipedia articles, so would want to use that parser (draft
> articles in notes: cool!),

No, thanks, to use MediaWiki you're to be a hard-core wikishist!

For a newcomer and little notes without heavy formatting i'd stick with
WackoWiki :-)

PS: yes, there are a lot of wiki-notes applets for Linux and even for
Windows.
But now, with OperaLink introduced - having Notes as an outside wiki woud
be great :-)

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