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See also: WikiAsPim
Many people use a wiki script running locally as a notebook (it's really useful for connecting and organising ideas and stubs -- EmileKroeger). This is a case of FullCircle?, since Ward was inspired by Apple's HyperCard in coming up with the WikiWiki concept.
Running a CGI script has a few drawbacks:
- you need Apache (built-in on most systems other than Windows)
- you need perl (or whatever is needed to run the script)
- you need a web browser
- it's relatively slow to load and save pages, compared to a notepad application
- unless you are confident with tinkering with the Apache setup, in theory anyone can see your notes when you are online. This can be prevented by using a directory for your wiki that's not visible from your localhost's front page.
An alternative would be a notepad-style application that allows you to create wikilinks between documents on your system. Several such "dead" wiki applications exist: