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Simple glossary of TWiki terms

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Term Definition
Attachment: Any type of file that is uploaded via browser and attached to a topic, where it can be viewed and downloaded. Details...
Form: Web form at the bottom of a page that can be filled in with additional info and classification for the particular topic Details...
Page: A regular Web page. A page in TWiki is composed of the template/skin decoration and topic content.
Plugin: Prepackaged server-side extension that adds all sorts of additional functions, seamlessly integrated into TWiki. Details...
Plugin API: The standard interface for creating TWiki Plugins and add-on programs that ensure a perfect integration. Details...
Preferences: The site-wide, single web and single user-level preferences settings. The settings are stored in TWikiPreferences, WebPreferences and TWikiUsers home pages. Details...
Site: A TWiki installation consisting of one or more webs. Details...
Skin: Skins overlay regular templates with alternate header/footer layout of pages; topic text is not affected. Skins are typically enabled site-wide or per web. Details...
Templates: (1) Regular templates define header/footer layout of pages; topic text is not affected. (2) Template topics set the default content for new topics. Details...
Topic: The content of a TWiki page, consisting of text, an optional form and optional attachments. It has a WikiName that's unique within its web. Details...
TWiki: A web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate world. Contraction of "TakeFive Wiki". By chance, also happens to be the name of the AI robot star of the Buck Rogers 1979 movie and TV series. Features include browser based editing, automatic linking of text (based on ideas of the original WikiWikiWeb), revision control, file attachments, form handling, preferences settings, access control and more. Details...
TWiki.org: Official home site, center of all development. Details...
Variables: Text-strings of the form %VARIABLE% that are expanded on the fly into text, image, or any other type of embedded content; there are system variables coded into the main TWiki package, preferences settings, and Plugins variables. Details...
Web: A collection of topics under a common name. Various features, like search, access privileges, Plugin availability, template design, can be controlled on a web-wide basis. Details...

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Attachment aka File Attachment - upload files by browser and attach them to any page, where they can be viewed, edited, downloaded; accessed by clicking Attach at page bottom (FileAttachments)

Plugin - a TWiki feature add-on; a Perl module that enhances TWiki, through the Plugin API spec; named <_>Plugin.pm, ex: SomePlugin.pm (TWikiPlugins)

Plugin API - specs for building TWiki Plugins with Perl modules (TWikiPlugins)

Preference - a customizable TWiki parameter; settings site-wide, by the web, by the topic on TWikiPreferences and WebPreferences pages, also on Plugins, user and regular topic pages.

site - a TWiki installation consisting of one or more TWiki webs

topic aka WikiTopic - a single TWiki page, it has a WikiName that's unique within its home web

TWiki - based on "Wiki", from the original WikiWikiWeb, first OF this style of edit-anything-anywhere Web environment; by chance, also the name of a robot (as in, the robo-head in the TWiki logo) in the old Buck Rogers TV series (TWikiSite)

TWiki.org (twiki.org) - official home site, center of all development, housed on SourceForge.com

variable - text-strings of the form %VARIABLE% that are expanded on the fly into text, image, or any other type of embedded content; predefined variables are coded into the main TWiki package, Plugins variables, and user-specified variables are created in TWikiPreferences, WebPreferences, or single topics

web - with a small "w", as opposed to the Web, World Wide; a collection of TWiki topics under a common name; topics share Preference settings, disk file structure, and are handled as a group by search

WikiTopic - see: topic

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-- PeterThoeny - 27 Jan 2003

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TWiki Glossary

TWiki uses a handful of general computer and Internet terms in a TWiki-specific way. This could get confusing, but it actually works out fine in use. The TWikiGlossary is also a quick way to get familiar with the overall TWiki set-up...

(Under...construction: this is a rough draft)

Attachment aka File Attachment - upload files by browser and attach them to any page, where they can be viewed, edited, downloaded; accessed by clicking Attach at page bottom (FileAttachments)

Plugin - a TWiki feature add-on; a Perl module that enhances TWiki, through the Plugin API spec; named <_>Plugin.pm, ex: SomePlugin.pm (TWikiPlugins)

Plugin API - specs for building TWiki Plugins with Perl modules (TWikiPlugins)

Preference - a customizable TWiki parameter; settings site-wide, by the web, by the topic on TWikiPreferences and WebPreferences pages, also on Plugins, user and regular topic pages.

site - a TWiki installation consisting of one or more TWiki webs

topic aka WikiTopic - a single TWiki page, it has a WikiName that's unique within its home web

TWiki - based on "Wiki", from the original WikiWikiWeb, first OF this style of edit-anything-anywhere Web environment; by chance, also the name of a robot (as in, the robo-head in the TWiki logo) in the old Buck Rogers TV series (TWikiSite)

TWiki.org (twiki.org) - official home site, center of all development, housed on SourceForge.com

variable - text-strings of the form %VARIABLE% that are expanded on the fly into text, image, or any other type of embedded content; predefined variables are coded into the main TWiki package, Plugins variables, and user-specified variables are created in TWikiPreferences, WebPreferences, or single topics

web - with a small "w", as opposed to the Web, World Wide; a collection of TWiki topics under a common name; topics share Preference settings, disk file structure, and are handled as a group by search

WikiTopic - see: topic

-- MikeMannix? - 09 Sep 2001


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