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What is RTI Wiki

A RTI Wiki operates on a principle of collaborative trust

An RTI wiki is a web application from RTI INDIA which allows people to add, modify, or delete RTI content in collaboration with others. In a RTI wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language. While RTI wiki is a type of content management system, it differs from a RTI blog or forum in that the content is created without any defined owner or leader, and RTI wiki have little implicit structure, allowing structure to emerge according to the needs of the RTI Experts and contributors.

RTI Wiki have been designed with the philosophy of making it easy to correct mistakes, rather than making it difficult to make them. Thus, while RTI wiki is very open, it does provide a means to verify the validity of recent additions to the body of pages. The most prominent, is the “Recent Changes” page—a specific list numbering recent edits, or a list of edits made within a given time frame.

From the change log, other functions are accessible in RTI wiki: the revision history shows previous page versions and the diff feature highlights the changes between two revisions. Using the revision history, an editor can view and restore a previous version of the article. The diff feature can be used to decide whether or not this is necessary. A regular RTI wiki user can view the diff of an edit listed on the “Recent Changes” page and, if it is an unacceptable edit, consult the history, restoring a previous revision; this process is more or less streamlined.

Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes RTI content composition by nontechnical users.

The RTI wiki is more likely to become a 'living' document as the effort required to update a section is less than with pin htc desire 610 traditional documents (where you worry about versions, sign offs etc.) Further, the sense of pride that comes along with shared ownership/ authorship is immense.

Features of RTI Wiki

  1. Ease of Use: The relative ease of which someone can learn and navigate through a wiki is grand. All that is needed is a sound internet connection.
  2. Access: RTI Wiki stay on the internet and thus can be referenced at any point in the future, with the click.
  3. Collaboration: It is through collaboration that the most valuable RTI wiki shall be created. RTI Wiki inherently call for additions, deletions, improvements, etc. by participants. The result is often a document that has been created by many authors. This process is exciting. The wiki document can become a published piece, printed out and shared or it can further grow into a new wiki with future contributions.

What makes RTI Wiki so good for Documentation?


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Shrawan Pathak Xitrum76 demo
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