Page Formatting

Last edited: 7 Apr 2018

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This installation of Friki uses "classic" formatting.

In this style page formatting is based on the style used in the "original" Wiki described at Wiki:TextFormattingRules.

Text is mostly displayed as you have typed it. To prevent problems with rendering HTML, important characters such as '<'. '>, and '&' are "escaped". HTML normally joins lines and wraps the result, so to start a new paragraph, you need to put a blank line (which will be converted to a <p> tag). "Classic" markup also adds ways to indicate emphasis, strong emphasis, and so on.

The thing that makes this a "Wiki", and not just a collection of editable pages is the ability to create "links" between pages. In the "classic" formatting, a link is identified by creating a Wiki:WikiWord - placing two or more initial-capitalised words together (eg. FrontPage; this style is also known as Wiki:CamelCase). If the page exists, you'll see a link to it, if it doesn't exist yet, you'll see the name followed by a '?', which you can click to create the page.

The rules are described in more detail below.




Horizontal Lines

Bullets or Numbered Lists

Definition Lists

first term
This is first definition.
second term
This is the second definition.


This is text in a monospaced font.
  This is indented with three spaces.
This is not.

Indented Paragraphs (Quotes)


This is quoted.
This isn't.

Preformatted Blocks

    // comment about fancy objects
    FancyObject myFO = new FancyObject("foo""bar"42);

    @SomeAssertion("some value")
    public enum IceCream {
        VANILLA ("white"),
        STRAWBERRY ("pink"),
        WALNUT ("brown"),
        CHOCOLATE ("dark brown");


This Wiki implements Ward Cunningham's table syntax introduced for his Wiki at, but not yet propagated back to the original Wiki.

 Example Table
typewith spanningheader
cols and several columns with a
line break

Sortable tables

This is a sortable table. Click on any of the labels in the header row, and watch what happens. Be sure to turn JavaScript on.


Target of the intra-page link