A WikiWord consists of two or more words with initial capitals, run together. WikiWords are topic names. A TWiki topic name always has a fixed format: two or more words with initial capitals, run together. Like the name of the current topic: WikiWord. When you type the name of a topic, you create a link to that topic. You type WebHome and on saving the page this becomes WebHome. It's as easy as that.
When you type a WikiWord, you establish a hyperlink. It's as easy as that.
WikiWord linking is easy to use:
You don't have to know the full path to where the topic is stored - you just type the name
You don't need to write HTML
Without HTML, the topic text is easier to read when editing
Easy linking leads to interesting texts with links placed in context
WikiWords are styled like this because:
It makes Wiki hyperlinks instantly recognizable
It leads to interesting Wiki topics
It avoids the need to fiddle with HTML tags
It avoids over-general topics because at least two words are required
Syntax of a WikiWord
Lowercase letter(s) or numbers(s)
Optional lowercase or uppercase letter(s) or number(s)
To link to a part on the same page, write a "#" followed by the name of an anchor. The anchor is a "#" followed by a name which must be a WikiName. Example #MyAnchor. You can also link to an anchor on another page: TWiki.WebHome#MyAnchor.
To link to a header on the same page, write a "#" followed by the header text, with spaces replaced by underscores (and ! removed): [[#Good_examples_of_WikiWords]] becomes: #Good_examples_of_WikiWords. You can also link to a header on another page: TWiki.WebHome#Disclaimer becomes: WebHome#Disclaimer.
Insert WikiWords wherever you can. Rich linking helps to make a Wiki successful.
Be specific. All topics in a web share one name space. For example, instead of FunctionalSpec write BreadSlicerFunctionalSpec because other projects might also have a functional spec topic.
To stop a WikiWord from being turned into a hyperlink, insert an exclamation point immediately before the WikiWord. For example, write !SunOS to get SunOS.
Create topics with singular names. Plural WikiWords are automatically linked to the singular topic, i.e. the link WikiWords links to the topic WikiWord (works only in English).
Sometimes you have to be creative to find a good WikiName. Examples:
To create a topic about the the Bread Slicer 1.2 product, use BreadSlicer1dot2 or BreadSlicer1pt2, but not BreadSlicer1.2.
Numbers are considered lowercase which makes Year2K and Y2K WikiWords but not Y2000 and Y2k.
Turn acronyms into WikiWords, i.e. take FaqIndex for a "FAQ index" topic.