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WikiWord functionality changed in 1.0.8?

Hi All,

I've recently had Foswiki v1.0.8 installed as a knowledge base at work and have been learning how to use it. I've read the articles of CamelCase/WikiWords and how they are used to create links. However I accidently entered a word in such a way that it shouldn't, according to the wikiword rules I've read, have created a link.

I created a page for a piece of hydraulic modelling software called HECRAS, however in order to make it a WikiWord I initially called it HecRas. On another page I used the proper form of HECRAS only to find it still created a link, even though (in my understanding) this is not a proper wikiword and should not have worked. But it simply linked to the HecRas page. I also noticed there are several variations of HecRas and HECRAS that I can enter and it still leads to the same page (and in the breadcrumbs it changes the capitalisation of the topic name to suit whatever I entered).

Has there been a change in the way wikiwords work in Foswiki? I have looked through the documentation but can find no mention of a change such as that described above.


Richard Smith

Foswiki recognizes acronyms as WikiWords as well. This was also a feature on TWiki, and was brought forward into Foswiki. I'm not sure how far back it goes. I can see that it is not documented very well. The only hint that acronyms are matched is in the System/DefaultPreferences topic which says:

Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to =on=); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences: 

The regex for acronyms matches words all uppercase 3 characters or longer.

-- GeorgeClark - 25 Jan 2010

Created task Tasks.Item8436 to document acronym linking

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Subject Topic Markup Language and applications
Version Foswiki 1.0.8
Status Task filed
Topic revision: r3 - 28 Jan 2010, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 18 Feb 2019 - 01:29.

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