GlossaryΒΆ

acl
Access Control List - you can use it to specify who may do what in your wiki.
contenttype
A formal, standardized way of specifying of which type some data is. E.g. ‘text/plain;charset=utf-8’ is the contenttype for some simple piece of text (encoded using utf-8 encoding), ‘image/png’ is the contenttype for a PNG image.
data
Just the raw data, no more, no less; can be some text, an image, a pdf.
emeraldtree
An XML / tree processing library used by moin.
flask
A micro framework used by moin.
item
A generic, revisioned object stored in your wiki storage.
jinja
A templating engine used by moin.
metadata
Additional information related to or about some data. For example, if you create a new PDF item revision, the revision data will be the PDF file’s content, but moin will also additionally store revision metadata that tells that this revision is in fact a PDF (its contenttype - we do not rely on or require .pdf extension on the item name), when it was saved, maybe some comment you gave when saving, etc.
revision
Part of an item’s history, has metadata and data created for this item at some specific time in its history. If you create an item, you create its first revision. If you edit it and save, you create its next revision.
session
As the protocol (http) used by a web browser is stateless, a means to keep state is needed. This is usually done by using a cookie stored within the user’s browser. It is used for example to stay logged-in into your user account or store the trail of items you visited and for easier navigation.
sqlalchemy
An SQL database abstraction library used by moin.
sqlite
An easy-to-use SQL database used by moin.
werkzeug
A WSGI library used by moin.
wiki engine
Software used to run a wiki site.
wiki farm
Running multiple wikis together on one server. Often, there is some shared, common configuration inherited by all wikis, so each individual wiki’s configuration becomes rather small.
wiki instance
All configuration and data related to a single wiki.
wiki item
A single content item within a wiki site.
wiki page
A single content item within a wiki site, possibly used for text-like items.
wiki site
A web site implemented using a wiki engine.
WSGI
Web Server Gateway Interface. It is a specification about how web servers, like e.g. Apache with mod_wsgi, communicate with web applications, like MoinMoin. It is a Python standard, described in detail in PEP 333.