Ed Taekema - Road Warrior Collaboration 1.7.2004

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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.

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EditMoin EditTwiki and Zope ExternalEditor

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.

Update - Further Thoughts

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.

I wonder if there is any mime magic that could be done from within the javascript in a bookmarklet to send the current page's url to a handler without the webserver being aware of it ... Sounds like a security hole if you could do it.

Edit This Page Bookmarklet is as close as I have found to accomplishing that and it still requires a cgi script somewhere ...

Source: Planet Python
posted at 19:47:12    #

Google GMail Loader ... and other GMail utilities

Here is a huge list (ok 12 apps ... still its large) of apps to make GMail a joy to use. Quick list:

  • Pop Goes the GMail

  • GTray

  • GMail Notifier for Mozilla/Firefox

  • G-Mailto

  • G-Mailto Bookmarklet

and the list goes on ...

posted at 19:25:52    #
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