Difference between revisions of "Help:Contents"

From String Theory Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(reverted after spam links added)
 
(4 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
To edit a page, [[Special:Userlogin|log in]] and then click on the "edit" tab at the top of the page.  A box will then appear into which you put the contents of the page.  Rather than enter raw HTML, you enter a simplified version of HTML called wiki syntax.  The following webpages explain futher:
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet The Wikipedia cheatsheet] gives a quick guide to the wiki syntax
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet The Wikipedia cheatsheet] gives a quick guide to the wiki syntax
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page The Wikipidia how to edit a page]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page The Wikipedia how to edit a page]


The following linux shell script takes the hassle out of linking to papers on the arxiv:
The best way to learn the wiki syntax is to follow by example.
<pre>
echo "*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/$1 ]'' by ($1, [http://arxiv.org/abs/$1 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/$1 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/$1 pdf])"
</pre>


To use it copy the above text into a file, say <code>arxiv.sh</code>.  Then at the command line run <code>chmod u+x arxiv.sh</code> to made the script executable.  To use it run <code>arxiv.sh hep-th/0612999</code>.  You still need to enter the title and authors manually.
The formatting of the entries in the wiki is a compromise between making each entry readable and making it easy to enter in the wiki syntaxThere are no formal guidelines; follow the previously existing formatting.
 
For the future it would nice to simply use <paper>hep-th/0612999</paper> into the wiki and for it to get the title and authors automaticallyWe would need to use the OAI-PHM interface.

Latest revision as of 16:13, 9 August 2007

To edit a page, log in and then click on the "edit" tab at the top of the page. A box will then appear into which you put the contents of the page. Rather than enter raw HTML, you enter a simplified version of HTML called wiki syntax. The following webpages explain futher:

The best way to learn the wiki syntax is to follow by example.

The formatting of the entries in the wiki is a compromise between making each entry readable and making it easy to enter in the wiki syntax. There are no formal guidelines; follow the previously existing formatting.