Sunday Apr 13, 2008

Daisy: WYSIWYG Wiki for PDF Books

If you need the collaborative aspects of a Wiki combined with DITA's modular topics and publishing capabilities, then DAISY might just be the system you need--and it's free. DAISY provides WYSIWYG editing for Wiki pages that can be combined to publish books, either in a PDF or as a single HTML page.

 

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Monday Jan 14, 2008

PermaLinks, Purple Numbers, and the Semantic Web

HTML's "id" attribute works better than named anchors for "Plain Old Semantic HTML" (POSH) web pages, especially for self-referential "purple links", which had their origins in Doug Engelbart's 1968 demo!
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Sunday Dec 09, 2007

Fuzzy Authorship: A Mechanism to Motivate and Reward Collaboration

There is nothing quite as rewarding as seeing in your name in lights for doing something good. Getting recognition for your work is one of the big motivators for social beings such as ourselves. Attribution is therefore an essential part of the publishing process--especially for collaborative documents like Wiki pages. But how is authorship to be determined? Having to click different buttons for major and minor changes just complicates things. Better if we can automate the process. This process suggests some "fuzzy logic" heuristics we can use.
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