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I think that the WikiCulture shows a side of the WorldWideWeb forgotten in the mists of time back from when TimBernersLee asked every second person he met to make the Web a CollaborativeHypermedia system, rather than some "read only" thing. I rant about this a little in http://infomesh.net/wwwnotes.

Wikis use plain text formatting, yet the Web is geared towards XML and Semantics (and especially the SemanticWeb) these days, so I invented my own XHTML modularization modules, and named the language (which is free standing) QWML. That's short for QuickWeb Markup Language.

QWML has it's own namespace (with XML Schema), and a modularization DTD. It also has some (admittedly rough) NotationThree mappings to current XHTML elements. QWML itself only has five elements in it, so it should be easy to learn, although people who have tested it don't seem to like following the content model.

I'm not sure what I want to achieve with QuickWeb. Really, I only did it for my own benefit, but we also use it for SemanticWeb development, and some SWAG (http://purl.org/swag/) development. -- SeanPalmer

Do you have any publically available notes on QWML/QuickWeb, Sean? I couldn't find any on infomesh. -- SunirShah

Thanks for asking Sunir: in fact, you can try out QuickWeb yourself now:-

QuickWeb is now go! See:-

http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/

For the current version. You will have to learn QWML to edit the pages, so see the tutorials at:-

http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/?QWMLEasy and http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/?QWMLIntro

There are intros to QuickWeb at http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/?QuickWeb and http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/?QuickStart

Bascially, it is my guestbook modified to be like a cross between Blogspace and Wiki. It uses an elegant stripped XHTML format called QWML, and can work on wither a password, or an open editing style. The interface is like Wiki for URIs, and Blogspace for the 404 errors... it works pretty well I think! There are some bugs at http://infomesh.net/2001/03/quickweb/?QuickWebBugs


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