A blog looking at business communication, knowledge management, scripting tools, OS technology news and other things of interest to mobile tech workers. As I find interesting news this will also contain pointers to thoughts related to configuration managment, change management and general software development.
Ng Pheng Siong at render-blog muses about how external editors can be more seamlessly integrated into a Wiki browsing experience. His solution is to have the wiki server download the page as a separate mime type which gets passed off to a helper app that loads the editor after parsing the page.
I have been thinking about doing something similar for TWiki but am trying to find a way to do this without having to make any backend changes to the TWiki skins. If this is possible, it would have the benefit of allowing a wider range of users to edit TWiki this way.
One approach that I have played with would be to turn editTwiki or editMoin into a small webserver and then use a bookmarklet to redirect the current page's url to that local webserver, which would then launch the editor. Its more overhead, but would then work with a larger set of installed wikis.