The basic idea was to add a template functionality. Every page as a form associated with it. This form describes what sections this page has. A form is just another page. As a form is basically just a list of section everybody can make a new form.
Try It See it in action at http://ch.twi.tudelft.nl/~mostert/striki/teststriki.pl (BrokenLink, 11 July 2006)
see also Wiki:StrikiWiki
StrikiWiki main purpose is to research ways to support collabatorative structuring and organizing of information.
The original idea for the content of StrikiWiki was a ProgrammersKnowledgeBase? so things like patterns, idioms, good programming books, protocol descriptions etc.