Constrained Wiki: an Oxymoron?

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Constrained wiki: An oxymoron? is a 2006 conference paper written in English by Angelo Di Iorio, Stefano Zacchiroli and published in Proceedings of WikiSym'06 - 2006 International Symposium on Wikis.

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In this paper we propose a new wiki concept - light constraints - designed to encode community best practices and domain-specific requirements, and to assist in their application. While the idea of constraining user editing of wiki content seems to inherently contradict "The Wiki Way", it is well-known that communities of users involved in wiki sites have the habit of establishing best authoring practices. For domain-specific wiki systems which process wiki content, it is often useful to enforce some well-formedness conditions on specific page contents. This paper describes a general framework to think about the interaction of wiki system with constraints, and presents a generic architecture which can be easily incorporated into existing wiki systems to exploit the capabilities enabled by light constraints. Copyright 2006 ACM.

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