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Automatically link singleton words that are prefixed by a dot


This designates that a single word is a reference to a single word. To show TWiki that it should be linked to, write a dot before it.

Hence if you have the WikiWord Ontology you can link to it as .Ontology

In fact, you can already force a single word link to a WikiWord by enclosing it in double square brackets, like this: [[.Ontology]]

This plugin allows you to write it without the square brackets.

The syntax was chosen to be an extension of the Web.Topic syntax.


Write Renders as If it is installed properly you see If it isn't, you will see
.Singleword .Singleword Singleword .Singleword

Plugin Installation & Configuration

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the TWiki server.

  • For an automated installation, run the configure script and follow "Find More Extensions" in the in the Extensions section.

  • Or, follow these manual installation steps:
    • Download the ZIP file from the Plugins home (see below).
    • Unzip SingletonWikiWordPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
      File: Description:
      data/TWiki/SingletonWikiWordPlugin.txt Plugin topic
      lib/TWiki/Plugins/SingletonWikiWordPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    • Set the ownership of the extracted directories and files to the webserver user.
    • Install the dependencies (if any).

  • Plugin configuration and testing:
    • Run the configure script and enable the plugin in the Plugins section.
    • Configure additional plugin settings in the Extensions section if needed.
    • Test if the installation was successful: See example above.

Plugin Info

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Automatically link singleton words that are prefixed by a dot
  • Debug flag:
    • Set DEBUG = 0

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.MartinCleaver
Copyright: © 2003 TWiki:Main.MartinCleaver
© 2008-2011 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 2011-04-05
Change History:  
2011-04-05: TWikibug:Item6638: Doc improvements -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
2003-04-15: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.1
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
TWiki:Plugins.Benchmark: GoodStyle nn%, FormattedSearch nn%, SingletonWikiWordPlugin nn%
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/SingletonWikiWordPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/SingletonWikiWordPluginDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/SingletonWikiWordPluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPlugins, UserDocumentationCategory, TWikiPreferences

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