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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 Wikipidia how to edit a page]
  
The following linux shell script takes the hassle out of linking to papers on the arxiv:
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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.
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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 type <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.
 

Revision as of 14:19, 6 January 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.