Maybe hotwords? I think you can configure them to dynamically include the specific page (e.g., from wikipedia). You could always create a custom plugin.
 
-R

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From: Desilets, Alain
To: Tiki developers ; Tiki users mailinglist
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 7:47 AM
Subject: [Tiki-devel] Link syntax for pointing to pages on Wikipedia and other mainstream sites

Had an interesting idea this morning. Probably not high priority, but it might be really easy to implement.

 

http://dev.tiki.org/tiki-view_tracker_item.php?itemId=3852

 

I have started a blog using Tiki, where I talk about what I have learned over the years on Agile Software developement in a Research and Development context.

In the three weeks I have been doing this, I find myself pointing to Wikipedia pages over and over, whenever I need to refer to a specialized concept that my readers might not understand. The way I do it now is like this. Say I want to refer to the concept of Code Refactoring. Then I will write ((code refactoring)) . Then I will create a wiki page code refactoring, and put a redirect plugin on it, so that it forwards automatically to this page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/code_refactoring

Then, whenever I need to refer to code refactoring, I can just write code refactoring?.

It occurred to me that it might be useful to have a special wiki link syntax to make this easier. For example, I could write code refactoring?, and this would be rendered as if I had typed: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/code_refactoring|code refactoring] .

I can see other application of this concept for other well known sites that provide information about known entities. For example: Marc Laport? would point to this page:

http://en-gb.facebook.com/marc.laporte.name

 

Alain Désilets

Agent de recherche | Research Officer

Institut de technologie de l'information | Institute for Information Technology

Conseil national de recherches du Canada | National Research Council of Canada

 


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