May 29, 2022

A wiki ([ˈwiki]) is a markup language used on a website that contains hypertext and hyperlinks, for use with wiki software, in which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly using a web browser, edited with the help of an editor. enriched text.Wiki software, is a type of content management system, but differs from most other such systems, including blog software, where content is created without any defined owner or leader. Wikis have little inherent structure, which allows the structure to be improved according to user needs. There are dozens of different wiki software in use, both standalone and part of other software such as bug tracking systems. Some wiki software is open source, while others are proprietary. Some allow control over different functions (access levels); for example, editing rights may allow you to change, add, or remove material. Others may allow access without enforcing access control. Other rules can be imposed to organize content. Wikipedia is not a single wiki, but a collection of hundreds of wikis — each one belongs to a specific language. In addition to Wikipedia, there are tens of thousands of other wikis in use, both public and private, including wikis functioning as knowledge management resources, note taking tools, community websites and intranets. The English-language Wikipedia has the largest collection of articles; as of September 2016, it had more than five million articles. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". "Wiki" (pronounced [ˈwiki]) is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast". The Wikipedia online encyclopedia project is the most popular wiki-based website and is one of the most widely viewed sites in the world, having been placed in the “top ten” since 2007.

Main features

A Web Wiki allows documents to be edited collectively with a very simple and effective markup language, using a web browser. Since the vast majority of wikis are web-based, the term wiki is usually sufficient. A single page on a wiki is referred to as a "single page", while the total set of pages, which are highly interconnected, is called 'the wiki'. One of the defining characteristics of wiki technology is the ease with which pages are created and changed - there is usually no review before changes are accepted, and most wikis are open to the public or at least to all people who have access to the wiki server. Nor is user registration mandatory on all wikis.[citation needed]


What makes the "wiki" so different from other sites on the Internet is certainly the fact that it can be edited by users who browse it. For example, this part of the article was added years after the article was created, and it certainly won't be the last edition; it will be modified by users and visitors over time. It is possible to correct errors, complement ideas and insert new information. Thus, the content of an article is updated thanks to the collectivity. The problems that can be found in wikis are articles made by people who are not always experts in the subject, or even some acts of vandalism, replacing the content of the article. However, the intention is, precisely, that the page ends up being edited by someone with more knowledge. It is strongly related to the concept of crowdsourcing.[citation needed] Alternatively there are some wikis used as personal wikis.

Page and edit

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