Frequently asked questions about pmwiki-mode for Emacs
Q: What is a wiki wiki web?
Q:What is Emacs?
Emacs is an editor (among other things) that can be programmed, follow the link to find out more.
Q:What is pmwiki-mode?
Q:Why should I use pmwiki-mode?
There are numerous reasons, here are some of them:
- You can use a real editor to work on the source of a WikiPage.
- It is much faster — you can change the page, save it and reload your browser to see the result and then directly keep editing the page.
- Syntax highlighting of the PmWiki markup?.
- You have additional commands that allow you to:
Q:Why was pmwiki-mode created?
Q:Who created pmwiki-mode?
pmwiki-mode was written by Christian Ridderström, who based it on another Emacs mode, SimpleWikiEditMode [www.emacswiki.org], that enables you to edit pages from the Emacs wiki-wiki site [www.emacswiki.org] from within in Emacs.
Q:What does pmwiki-mode look like?
Q:Can I use pmwiki-mode to edit pages on a wiki site that demands login?
Short answer: No. Long answer: depends. The URI transforms page describes how to enable "basic" authentification (which is something the web-server does). If you've got the standard pmwiki password enabled, you're out of luck.