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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Export your latex to a (mediawiki) wiki page.

    http://qwiki.caltech.edu/wiki/Converting_LaTex_To_Wiki [caltech.edu]

    Anyone with a web browser can then access it. Mediawiki has the ability to require logins before editting, or just let world+dog go wild. Standard http authentication if you want better security.

    You get revision control, easy diffs of who changed what and when, and the ability to embed links. Heck, you can have an RSS feed of changes if you want, all built in.

    The only downside I can see here is merging changes back into your latex document is going to be very manual. Then, you either have to blat your updated revision over the top of the previous wiki page, or end up with multiple wiki pages per revision.

    This still seems a big step forward over paper.
    • That's a really interesting idea. I already use Subversion to keep track of changes. In any case, I would have to manually make changes even if I had the comment feature in Adobe Acrobat. Also, There is a program to convert LaTeX to HTML so that might ease the way a bit.

      The only problem that I see in setting this up is that I don't have ready access to a web server that I could put mediawiki on at the moment. However, this is defiantly something to look into further. Thanks!