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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: incorporating JSPWiki into our peace tool
Date Sat, 09 Aug 2008 11:31:34 GMT

JSPWiki does not do "whoever saves last wins" - the pages are locked  
while they are being edited, and people are given a strong warning  
prior to editing.

Is this sufficient?  You can fine-tune the policy by editing the JSP  


On Aug 8, 2008, at 00:12 , Ronald Cole wrote:

> Dear JSPWiki Community Member,
> Here at the United States Institute of Peace we are working on a  
> tool to allow people to create online training simulations. It is  
> an open source tool, and I believe we will be incorporating the  
> JSPWiki into part of it.
> Frequently in these simulations the players will need to be working  
> on a shared document. We could just tell them to save and refresh  
> often, and that 'who ever saves last wins' but it seems that given  
> the availability of wiki software that we can do better than that.
> Players will log in to the web site where their simulation is  
> running, so I want to make this work for their authentication into  
> the wiki. (These are just training scenarios, so it is a low  
> security application.) Once they are in, and tab over to the page  
> where the shared document exists, I just want them to see a page  
> where they can edit, but acts kind of like a wiki: they will be  
> able to see previous versions, people won't be able to clobber each  
> other's works, it will have some sort of auto-refresh built into  
> it, etc.
> If you have any ideas or suggestions on this, please let me know.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Skip
> Ronald "Skip" Cole
> Senior Program Officer
> United States Institute of Peace (
> (202)457-1700 ext 4717
> "It should be our pride to teach ourselves as well as we can always  
> to speak and write as simply and clearly and unpretentiously as  
> possible, and to avoid like the plague the appearance of possessing  
> knowledge which is too deep to be clearly and simply expressed." --  
> Karl Popper
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