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TiddlyWiki – a reusable non-linear personal web notebook

TiddlyWiki is a wiki that runs entirely within a single page, on the client side of the browser. Javascript and CSS are used to control the visibility and layout of the various subpages. Normal WikiLinks provide linkage between subpages. It’s a very elegant piece of work – and since the entire site is contained in a single document (editable directly in your browser) it seems almost ideal for version-controlled project documentation. (Merging and conflict resolution might be a little more manual than is usual for code.)

mikeb and I have been toying with the idea of some kind of hybrid between (Mac OS) Stickies and Wiki ideas — TiddlyWiki might provide a good start for something of the sort.

  1. There’s some clean and minimal code for browser-y stickies at It’s not very generic, but can be made so.


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