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Re: Wiki seems to be near to collapse!

From: Markus Krötzsch <mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 00:02:10 +0200
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "Boris Motik" <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>, "'Ian Horrocks'" <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, "'W3C OWL Working Group'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, "'W3C OWL Chairs'" <team-owl-chairs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200904080002.16684.mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
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>
> > Given how much of a
> > pain the Wiki solution was, I would be happy to give that up in
> > exchange for a
> > much more comfortable system.
>
> +1

+1 to use SVN for documents

I am not aware of any other use of wikis for editing complex (and quite large) 
documents that have advanced formatting requirements. It is just not intended 
to be a general purpose HTML editor (though, frankly, HTML is not much better 
in doing things like references ... LaTeX would be nice indeed). People who 
still like HTML editing with the wiki can always draft their documents there 
and copy and paste the HTML, but I would rather use the wiki for collecting 
text snippets that do not require such complex formatting.

Regarding performance: I did not encounter such extreme performance issues 
with the (technically similar) wikis I run. The wiki engine used here is known 
to scale extremely well to large databases and user groups. So I guess today's 
outage was a specific problem that could happen to SVN just as well.

-- Markus

>
> I found that it interrupted my flow a lot. And when trying to do
> fancy manipulations, whether for the end user (e.g., syntax
> switching) or for the author (e.g., references), it's rather a suck.
>
> Cheers,
> Bijan.


-- 
Markus Krötzsch
Institut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), 76128 Karlsruhe
phone +49 (0)721 608 7362          fax +49 (0)721 608 5998
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