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And *stay* working :p Aug. 19th, 2003 05:38 pm
Wikis are triki :/

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From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 10:46 am (Link)
Not afaik, it just happened to be the first PHP/MySQL one I found. Only problem is that it require's PHP's dodgy and deprecated register_globals option, which PHP5beta seemed disinclined to enable.
From: hypermallard
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:34 am (Link)
I've been using Kwiki at work. It's a breeze to install - just needs standard Perl. No DB backend.
From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:58 am (Link)
Argh! Icon-induced flashback!
From: hypermallard
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 12:11 pm (Link)
Heh, I got a Battle of the Planets DVD in Fopp the other week ("G-Force - Guardians of Space") - brought back many memories :-)
From: barakta
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:54 am (Link)
Afaik my SO tried to install an SQL based wiki, she got annoyed with it cos she hates SQL and downloaded the same one as Giles used for the BiCon site.

We're playing with wiki's on our intranet till we can be bothered using it as part of our external sites.

Natalya
From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:59 am (Link)
I'm fairly familiar with PHP and MySQL, so I can generally fix what's b0rken - as I've had to already on this one :/
From: barakta
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 02:50 pm (Link)
Ahhh. Nice one re knowing SQL and stuff. My SO direct entried into 2nd year Comp. Sci when she did her degree so happily missed that (and a load of maths).

I think she decided SQL is evil and avoided. No doubt its something one of us is going to have to mess with at some point tho.

Was the wiki you played with very b0rked?

Natalya
From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:39 pm (Link)
Nooo, SQL goooood ;) Crashed out of maths when I hit uni, though.

The wiki's not too badly broken, but it relies on a variable naming scheme that was deprecated in PHP some time back (and should never have been there in the first place). This what a scheme in which appending, for example, a GET query such as ?key=value to the PHP used to set "$key='value'" in the PHP script - allowing site users to set any value they wanted in the script. Not a good plan, in my book.

I've only had to change about 5 lines of it, and some of those may be due to undocumented changes in PHP to v5 (which is itself not production-ready yet.)

From: barakta
Date: August 20th, 2003 - 09:54 am (Link)
I'll show that to kim (SO) and see if she understands it. I was taught a bit of SQL by evil portugese lecturer from hell, who I can't actually hear, nevermind parse audio in 90 min chunks from.

Ought to go read myself some stuff because I have a module (which I only just passed) which says I have a clue about database design when I don't really.

Maths is evil, I did a year of a chem degree and flunked out mainly due ot maths and organic syntheses. kim has agreed to try teaching me GCSE level maths again cos its one of those subjects I lost the plot on about 10 years ago. Maybe I should challenge her to teach me in sign-language *evil snicker*.

Natalya