December 18, 2005

Watching Wikis in Real Time

Posted at December 18, 2005 11:14 PM in AJAX , CaseWiki , MediaWiki .

I have created an AJAX-powered extension to MediaWiki that lets you watch edits in a wiki in real time. It is like watching the recent changes page with an automatically updated view of the differences between articles.

Something like this would go a long way to make a wiki a credible medium for real-time collaboration.

Check it out at Special:AJAXWatcher. First, load up the page then make an edit on the Case Wiki.

More features will come soon. If the extension is buggy, I apologize. I can confirm it works with Firefox 1.5 on Linux ;)

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Works For Me in Safari.
Not sure how often I'll use this, but it's a neat feature... nice work!

Posted by Andrew Witte at December 19, 2005 12:47 AM

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