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Tagging versioned content embedded in a wiki page for later review

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000179273D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Feb-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

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IBM

Abstract

Our concept consists of a special wiki content tag, a snapshot tag. When the snapshot tag is inserted into the markup source of a wiki page, the wiki engine will capture the revision numbers of inlined content from other wiki pages so that they may be restored later when viewing the page.

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Tagging versioned content embedded in a wiki page for later review

Tagging versioned content embedded in a wiki page for later reviewTagging versioned content embedded in a wiki page for later review

When a wiki page is edited, a user edits the markup source of the page and saves the page. A new revision of the page is created containing the revised markup source and added to the page's revision history. When presenting a wiki page, the wiki application typically defaults to showing the most recent page revision .

In several wiki engines, a user may embed wiki content from other pages into a wiki page. Typically this is done with a syntax similar to the following :

[[!include Sidebar]]

In the above example, the wiki markup from the latest revision of a separate wiki page named "Sidebar" is inlined into the embedding page 's markup. The entire page is then rendered as if the markup from "Sidebar" had always been included in the page .

Wiki-style collaboration platforms are finding an ever -broader range of applications. A single wiki page may embed versioned content from a number of other types of wiki pages, such as sidebars, images, and other rich media content (see our other disclosure "Collaborative Development of Visualization Dashboards using an Expressive Syntax" regarding the Dashiki dashboard wiki syntax).

A wiki page may also include discussion of and commentary on this embedded content . As both the page and its embedded content rapidly change , users may find that a given comment on a page becomes outdated when the page 's content changes. For example, if a live chart is embedded in a wiki page and I add the comment "1Q results show that sales are slip...