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2001

  • JohnTalintyre • 30 Aug 2001 (Mar/May 2001) • Ability to move attachments between topics, see FileAttachments MM
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Aug 2001 • Convert to XHTML 1.0 goal is to XHTML-ify TWiki. ConvertToXHTML10 MM
  • JohnTalintyre • 26 Jun 2001 • Category information to form using MetaDataDefinition format MM
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Jun 2001 • New topic templates are now topics instead of templates, e.g. can be customized by editing a topic. Retired notedited.tmpl, notext.tmpl and notwiki.tmpl templates. More in TWikiTemplates.
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Jun 2001 • New %TOPICLIST{"format"}% and %WEBLIST{"format"}% variables to get a formatted topic index and web index, respectively. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 01 Jun 2001 • New %URLPARAM{"name"}% variable to query URL parameters. More in TWikiVariables.
  • AndreaSterbini • Apr/Jun 2001 • API to extend TWiki, see TWikiPluginAPI MM
  • Main.KlausWriessnegger, AndreaSterbini • Jun 2001 • Forms to change/reset/install passwords, see TWikiChangePassword OR ChangingTWikiPasswords (in Spring Release dev table) MM
  • AndreaSterbini • May 2001 • Now users of TWikiAdminGroup can be enabled to edit locked topics. See UnchangeableTopicBug MM
  • JohnTalintyre • Apr/May 2001 • Meta information, see MetaDataDefinition MM
  • JohnTalintyre • Mar/May 2001 • Attachment under revision control See FileAttachment MM
  • JohnTalintyre • Mar/May 2001 • Ability to rename/move topics, RenameTopic MM
  • PeterThoeny • 27 Mar 2001 • The table syntax has been enhanced to (i) render =  *bold*  = cells as table headers, (ii) render space padded cells =   center aligned   = and =    right aligned  =, (iii) span multiple columns using =  empty cells    =. More in TextFormattingRules.
  • PeterThoeny • 25 Mar 2001 • Security fix Questionable files like PHP scripts (executables) and .htaccess files that are attached to a topic get a .txt suffix appended to the file name. See also TWiki:Codev.FileAttachmentFilterSecurityAlert
  • AndreaSterbini, PeterThoeny • 28 Feb 2001 • New Wiki rule for headings, i.e. ---++ My Title; and new %TOC% variable to build a table of content from headings in a topic. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Feb 2001 • New Wiki rule to specify arbitrary text for external links (i.e. [[http://TWki.org][TWiki]]) and internal links (i.e [[WikiSyntax][syntax]]). More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Feb 2001 • New Wiki rule for named anchors, e.g. links within a topic. Define a named anchor with #MyAnchor at the beginning of a line, and link to it with [[#MyAnchor]]. More in TWikiVariables.
  • NicholasLee, PeterThoeny • 25 Feb 2001 • Use Net::SMTP module instead of sendmail if installed.
  • PeterThoeny • 01 Feb 2001 • Added <verbatim> ... </verbatim> tags to show source code "as is". Unlike the <pre> ... </pre> tags, it also shows <, >, & characters "as is".
  • PeterThoeny • 01 Feb 2001 • Fixed TWiki:Codev.CreateLinkToAttachedFileBug.
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Jan 2001 • Added a "Minor change, don't notify" checkbox in preview. More in DontNotify.
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Jan 2001 • Added Bold Fixed formatting using double-equal signs, e.g. write ==Bold Fixed== to get Bold Fixed.
  • PeterThoeny • 20 Jan 2001 • Format changed of %GMTIME{"..."}% and %SERVERTIME{"..."}% variables. Format is now "$hour:$min" instead of "hour:min". More in TWikiVariables. Attention: Check your existing topics when you upgrade TWiki!
  • PeterThoeny • 18 Jan 2001 • WebChanges, WebSearch and e-mail notification indicate also the revision number of a topic (i.e. 18 Jan 2001 16:43 r1.5), or NEW for a new topic (i.e. i.e. 18 Jan 2001 16:43 NEW).
  • PeterThoeny • 16 Jan 2001 • New variable %STARTINCLUDE% and %STOPINCLUDE% variables to control what gets included of a topic. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 16 Jan 2001 • TWiki skins Define a different page layout with a customized header and footer layout, i.e. a print skin for a printable view of a topic. More in TWikiSkins and TWiki:Codev.TWikiSkins.
  • StanleyKnutson • 07 Jan 2001 • Better error handling when saving a topic.
  • PeterThoeny • 05 Jan 2001 • View authorization based on groups. Define who is allowed to see a TWiki web. More in TWikiAccessControl and TWiki:Codev.AuthenticationBasedOnGroups.

2000

  • PeterThoeny • 05 Dec 2000 • Improved include handling. Infinite recursion of includes are prevented; new variables %BASEWEB%, %INCLUDINGWEB%, %BASETOPIC% and %INCLUDINGTOPIC% to have more control over include handling. More in TWikiVariables and TWiki:Codev.IncludeHandlingImprovements.
  • PeterThoeny • 03 Dec 2000 • New noheader="on" switch in %SEARCH{...}% to suppress table header. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 03 Nov 2000 • Flag $doHidePasswdInRegistration in wikicfg.pm to hide plain text password in registration email.
  • PeterThoeny • 01 Nov 2000 • New variable %VAR{"NAME" web="Web"}% to get web specific preferences. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 01 Nov 2000 • Added a "Cancel" link in edit that releases the edit lock.
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Oct 2000 • Authorization based on groups. Define fine graned control who is allowed to change or create topics. More in TWikiAccessControl and TWiki:Codev.AuthenticationBasedOnGroups.
  • PeterThoeny • 05 Oct 2000 • Remember user by IP address so that view "knows" the user once authenticated in edit. More in TWikiUserAuthentication.
  • AlWilliams, PeterThoeny • 26 Sep 2000 • Fixed TWiki:Codev.UppercaseAttachments bug and added png image support.
  • HaroldGottschalk, AndreaSterbini, PeterThoeny • 26 Sep 2000 • Allow nesting of variables, i.e. %INCLUDE{"%TWIKIWEB%.TWikiWebsTable"}%. More in TWiki:Codev.BetterTWikiTagTemplateProcessing
  • ManpreetSingh • 20 Sep 2000 • New -q switch in mailnotify to suppress all normal output.
  • PeterThoeny • 19 Sep 2000 • Fixed TWiki:Codev.AttachedNotificationLinksBug.
  • AlWilliams, ManpreetSingh, PeterThoeny • 18 Sep 2000 • Added forced internal links. Write [[text formatting FAQ]] to get the link text formatting FAQ that points to topic TextFormattingFAQ.
  • PeterThoeny • 19 Aug 2000 • Ref-By link searches all webs (not just the current web.)
  • PeterThoeny • 16 Aug 2000 • New TWikiPreferences variables %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW% , %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT% and %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW% that define the <meta http-equiv="..."> meta tags for the TWiki templates. This can be used for example to set a document expiration time.
  • PeterThoeny • 29 Jul 2000 • New variables %GMTIME{"..."}% and %SERVERTIME{"..."}% . More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Jul 2000 • Changed include syntax from %INCLUDE{"Web/TopicName.txt"}% to %INCLUDE{"Web.TopicName"}% . Legacy syntax still supported.
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Jul 2000 • BookView search allows you show a set of topics for easy printing.
  • PeterThoeny • 22 Jul 2000 • More forgiving syntax for *bold*, italic, __bold italic__ and fixed , where it is not necessary anymore to have a trailing space before .,;:?! characters.
  • PeterThoeny • 22 Jul 2000 • Split the TWiki.Main web into TWiki.Main (users, company data) and TWiki.TWiki (TWiki related documentation, registration)
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Jul 2000 • Added an "Release edit lock" checkbox in preview to let other people edit the topic immediately without the one hour lock.
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Jul 2000 • Fixed problem of losing carriage returns when editing topics with KDE KFM browser or W3M browser.
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Jun 2000 • Fixed problem that a page redirect on some server environments is not working (host name is needed in URL).
  • CrisBailiff, PeterThoeny • 21 Jun 2000 • Fixed security issue to prevent a server side %INCLUDE% of arbitrary files.
  • PeterThoeny • 29 May 2000 • New %GMTIME% variable that shows the current GM time.
  • PeterThoeny • 28 May 2000 • Lock warning shows remaining lock time in minutes.
  • PeterFokkinga • 15 May 2000 • Each topic can have its own template file. TWikiTemplates has more.
  • KevinKinnell, PeterThoeny • 02 May 2000 • Advanced search features like search multiple webs; sort by topic name / modified time / author; limit the number of results returned. More in TWikiVariables.
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Apr 2000 • New TWikiVariables %HTTP_HOST% , %REMOTE_ADDR% , %REMOTE_PORT% and %REMOTE_USER% .
  • JohnAltstadt, PeterThoeny • 21 Apr 2000 • TWikiRegistration is done separately for Intranet use (depends on remote_user) or Internet use (depends on .htpasswd file).
  • PeterThoeny • 20 Mar 2000 • Uploading a file (topic file attachment) will optionally create a link to the uploaded file at the end of the topic. The preference variable %ATTACHLINKBOX% controls the default state of the link check box in the attach file page.
  • PeterThoeny • 11 Mar 2000 • Better security with taint checking ( Perl -T option )
  • PeterThoeny • 25 Feb 2000 • New preference variables %EDITBOXWIDTH% and %EDITBOXHEIGHT% to specify the edit box size.
  • PeterThoeny • 25 Feb 2000 • Edit preferences topics to set TWiki variables. There are three level of preferences Site-level (TWikiPreferences), web-level (WebPreferences in each web) and user-level preferences (for each of the TWikiUsers). With this, discontinue use of server side include of wikiwebs.inc , wikiwebtable.inc , weblist.inc , webcopyright.inc and webcolors.inc files.
  • PeterThoeny • 11 Feb 2000 • New variable %SCRIPTSUFFIX% / $scriptSuffix containing an optional file extension of the TWiki Perl script. Templates have been changed to use this variable. This allows you to rename the Perl script files to have a file extension like for example ".cgi".
  • PeterThoeny • 11 Feb 2000 • New variable %SCRIPTURLPATH% / $scriptUrlPath containing the script URL without the domain name. Templates have been changed to use this variable instead of %SCRIPTURL% . This is for performance reasons.
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Feb 2000 • Changed the syntax for server side include variable from %INCLUDE:"filename.ext"% to %INCLUDE{"filename.ext"}% . (Previous syntax still supported. Change was done because of inline search syntax)
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Feb 2000 • Inline search. New variable %SEARCH{"str" ...}% to show a search result embedded in a topic text. TWikiVariables has more on the syntax. Inline search combined with the category table feature can be used for example to create a simple bug tracking system.
  • PeterThoeny • 04 Feb 2000 • Access statistics. Each web has a WebStatistics topic that shows monthy statistics with number of topic views and changes, most popular topics, and top contributors. (It needs to be enabled, TWikiDocumentation has more.)
  • PeterThoeny • 29 Jan 2000 • Fixed bug where TWiki would not initialize correctly under certain circumstances, i.e. when running it under mod_perl. Sub initialize in wiki.pm did not handle $thePathInfo correctly.
  • PeterThoeny • 24 Jan 2000 • Fixed bug where an email address starting with a WikiName was rendered as an internal Wiki link instead of an email address, i.e. SomeWikiName@somewhereREMOVE.test .
  • PeterThoeny • 10 Jan 2000 • No more escaping for '%' percent characters. (Number of consecutive '%' entered and displayed is identical.)

1999

  • PeterThoeny • 03 Oct 1999 • Limit the number of revisions shown at the bottom of the topic. Example
    Topic TWikiHistory . { ..... Diffs r1.10 > r1.9 > r1.8 > r1.7 >... }
    Additional revisions can be selected by pressing the >... link.
  • PeterThoeny • 31 Aug 1999 • Fixed Y2K bug. (Date in year 2000 had wrong format.)
  • PeterThoeny • 08 Aug 1999 • New text formatting rule for creating tables. Text gets rendered as a table if enclosed in " " vertical bars. Example line as it is written and how it shows up
  • PeterThoeny • 03 Aug 1999 • Online registration of new user using web form in TWikiRegistration. Authentication of users.
  • PeterThoeny • 22 Jul 1999 • Flags $doLogTopic* in wikicfg.pm to selectively log topic view, edit, save, rdiff, attach, search and changes to monthly log file.
  • PeterThoeny • 21 Jul 1999 • Flag $doRemovePortNumber in wikicfg.pm to optionally remove the port number from the TWiki URL. Example www.some.domain:1234/twiki gets www.some.domain/twiki .
  • PeterThoeny • 15 Jul 1999 • Search path for include files in %INCLUDE:"file.inc"% variable. Search first in the current web, then in parent data directory. Useful to overload default include text in the data directory by web-specific text, like for example webcopyright.inc text.
  • ChristopheVermeulen • 07 Jul 1999 • Link a plural topic to a singular topic in case the plural topic does not exist. Example TestVersion / TestVersions , TestPolicy / TestPolicies , TestAddress / TestAddresses , TestBox / TestBoxes .
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Jun 1999 • New TextFormattingRules to write bold italic text by enclosing words with double underline characters.
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Jun 1999 • Separate wiki.pm into configuration (wikicfg.pm) and TWiki core (wiki.pm) . This is to ease the upgrade of TWiki installations, it also allows customized extensions to TWiki without affecting the TWiki core.
  • DavidWarman • 21 May 1999 • Externalize copyright text at the bottom of every page into a web-specific webcopyright.inc file. This is to easily customize the copyright text.
  • PeterThoeny • 20 May 1999 • Added meta tag so that robots index only /view/ of topics, not /edit/, /attach/ e.t.c. Tag <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">
  • PeterThoeny • 20 May 1999 • New variables %WIKIHOMEURL% (link when pressing the icon on the upper left corner) and %WIKITOOLNAME% (the name of the wiki tool TWiki ).
  • PeterThoeny • 15 Apr 1999 • Topic locking Warn user if a topic has been edited by an other person within one hour. This is to prevent contention, e.g. simultaneous topic updates.
  • PeterThoeny • 26 Mar 1999 • File attachments Upload and download any file as a topic attachment by using the browser. FileAttachment has more.
  • PeterThoeny • 26 Mar 1999 • New variables %PUBURL% (Public directory URL) and %ATTACHURL% (URL of topic file attachment).
  • PeterThoeny • 09 Feb 1999 • New text formatting rule for creating fixed font text . Words get showns in fixed font by enclosing them in "=" equal signs. Example Writing =fixed font= will show up as fixed font .
  • PeterThoeny • 09 Feb 1999 • No new topic revision is created if the same person saves a topic again within one hour.
  • PeterThoeny • 03 Feb 1999 • Possible to view complete revision history of a topic on one page. Access at the linked date in the Changes page, or the Diffs link at the bottom of each topic, e.g.
    Topic TWikiHistory . { Edit Ref-By Diffs r1.3 > r1.2 > r1.1 }
    Revision r1.3 1998/11/10 01:34 by PeterThoeny
  • PeterThoeny • 04 Jan 1999 • Fixed bug when viewing differences between topic revisions that include HTML table tags like <table>, <tr>, <td>.

1998

  • PeterThoeny • 08 Dec 1998 • Signature is shown below the text area when editing a topic. Use this to easily copy & paste your signature into the text.
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Dec 1998 • Possible to add a category table to a TWiki topic. This permits storing and searching for more structured information. Editing a topic shows a HTML form with the usual text area and a table with selectors, checkboxes, radio buttons and text fields. TWikiDocumentation has more on setup. The TWiki.Know web uses this category table to set classification, platform and OS version.
  • PeterThoeny • 18 Nov 1998 • Internal log of topic save actions to the file data/logYYYYMM.txt, where YYYYMM the year and month in numeric format is. Intended for auditing only, not accessible from the web.
  • PeterThoeny • 10 Nov 1998 • The email notification and the Changes topic have now a topic date that is linked. Clicking on the link will show the difference between the two most recent topic revisions.
  • PeterThoeny • 10 Nov 1998 • View differences between topic revisions. Each topic has a list of revisions (e.g. r1.3) and differences thereof (e.g. >) at the bottom
    Topic TWikiHistory . { Edit Ref-By r1.3 > r1.2 > r1.1 }
    Revision r1.3 1998/11/10 01:34 by PeterThoeny
  • PeterThoeny • 26 Oct 1998 • Added preview of topic changes before saving the topic. This was necessary to prevent unneeded revisions.
  • PeterThoeny • 26 Oct 1998 • Added revision control using RCS. Each topic has now a list of revisions at the bottom and a revision info, e.g.
    Topic TWikiHistory . { Edit Ref-By r1.3 r1.2 r1.1 }
    Revision r1.3 1998/10/26 01:34:00 by PeterThoeny
  • PeterThoeny • 14 Oct 1998 • Refered-By Find out which topics have a link to the current topic. Each topic has a Ref-By link for that. Note Only references from the current web are shown, not references from other webs.
  • PeterThoeny • 13 Oct 1998 • Alphabetical topic index in WebSearch.
  • PeterThoeny • 24 Sep 1998 • Corrected templates for automatic email notification so that MS Outlook can display attachment as an HTML file.
  • PeterThoeny • 13 Aug 1998 • WikiNotation allows also numbers after the AaA sequence, e.g. AaA1 is a valid WikiTopic name, but not Aa1.
  • PeterThoeny • 07 Aug 1998 • Automatic email notification when something has changed in a TWiki web. Each web has a topic WebNotify where one can subscribe and unsubscribe.
  • PeterThoeny • 06 Aug 1998 • Added server side include of files. Syntax is %INCLUDE:"filename.ext"%
  • PeterThoeny • 05 Aug 1998 • Signature and date is inserted automatically when creating a new topic.
  • PeterThoeny • 04 Aug 1998 • Separate templates for text of non existing topic and default text of new topic. (template file templates/Web/notedited.tmpl)
  • PeterThoeny • 04 Aug 1998 • Warn user if new topic name is not a valid Wiki name. (template file templates/Web/notwiki.tmpl)
  • PeterThoeny • 31 Jul 1998 • Support for quoted text with a '>' at the beginning of the line.
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Jul 1998 • Added TWiki variables, enclosed in % signs %TOPIC% (Topic name), %WEB% (web name), %SCRIPTURL% (script URL), %DATE% (current date), %WIKIWEBMASTER% (Wiki webmaster address), %WIKIVERSION% (Wiki version), %USERNAME% (user name), %WIKIUSERNAME% (Wiki user name).
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Jul 1998 • Topic WebChanges shows Wiki username instead of Intranet username, e.g. PeterThoeny instead of thoeny in case the Wiki username exists. Implementation Automatic lookup of Wiki username in topic TWikiUsers.
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Jul 1998 • Topic index. (Technically speaking a simple '.*' search on topic names.)
  • PeterThoeny • 28 Jul 1998 • Topic WebSearch allows full text search and and topic search with/without regular expressions.
  • PeterThoeny • 27 Jul 1998 • Added automatic links to topics in other TWiki webs by specifying <web name>.<topic name>, e.g. Know.WebSeach .
  • PeterThoeny • 23 Jul 1998 • Installed initial version, based on the JOS Wiki. See WikiWikiClones for details.

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