UTF8 Openguides

I foolishly offered to make OpenGuides UTF-8 safe. Because I don’t do that enough at work, or something. Anyway, it’s going quite well – because I did all the grunt work in CGI::Wiki a while ago, it’s just a matter of finding all the inputs and outputs and making sure they’re encoded properly. So far, the page contents and names are utf-8 safe, along with the cookie preferences, so your username is good. The search stuff looks scary, and there are various broken plugins, etc, etc, so there’s still stuff to do. I should also do the hooks properly – CGI::Wiki should offer nice functions for this stuff.

CGI::Wiki::Kwiki

Well, in the end, rather than fold my code into CGI::Wiki and its example scripts, Kake has persuaded me to release the thing as an actual module. So, the world now has CGI::Wiki::Formatter::Kwiki and CGI::Wiki::Kwiki. I’m not sure about the name of the latter, but given that is was mostly written as a Kwiki importer and front end, it made the most sense. I hope that people also realise that it doesn’t have to have anything to do with Kwikis at all, and can be used as a stand-alone wiki front end..

They still have very small version numbers, the formatter needs code, tables and comments, and the Wiki front-end needs tests (bad me), but as far as I can tell, for the most part they both work. The code is much cleaned up from the “last release”:/blog/programming/CGI-Wiki, all modular and everything, I’m much happier with it now.

You can get them both from CPAN.