Web Crossing Inc.
on Wednesday released
a new Wiki plug-in
that enables users of Web Crossing 5.0 to create collaborative Web pages. It’s free for a limited time and available for download and installation for any Web Crossing 5.0 installation.
Wiki, according to its creator Ward Cunningham, is “the simplest online database that could possibly work.” The fundamental concept behind Wiki is that users can freely create and edit Web page information using their Web browser, to build an ad hoc knowledge base. (The term is derived from the Hawaiian term “Wiki wiki,” meaning “quick.”)
Web Crossing 5.0’s Wiki plug-in tracks collaboration to let users create linked Web pages, collaboratively edit documents and track changes using their Web browser. Administrators can restrict Wiki activity for specified groups of users, as well. The plug-in provides an activity summary page to show what’s been edited, when and by whom. Old versions can be displayed, and page change notifications can be made available by e-mail or RSS subscriptions.
The plug-in is available to both licensed or ASP-based Web Crossing 5.0 installations. More details can be found on the Web site.