InterWikiLink is a way to link to other Wikis. On this Wiki, the syntax is simply:
[name of the wiki:page on that wiki]
|Available InterWiki links|
|WikiWikiWeb --> http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?%s, JSPWiki --> http://www.jspwiki.org/Wiki.jsp?page=%s, Doc --> http://doc.jspwiki.org/2.6/wiki/%s, Wikipedia --> http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s, TWiki --> http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/%s, Google --> http://www.google.com/search?q=%s, MeatballWiki --> http://usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?%s, Edit --> Edit.jsp?page=%s|
You can also see some useful InterWikiLinkTips.
Is there any way for a user to add new interwiki references?
-- Dan Allen - 2003-07-04
No, this has to be done by the administrator.
-- Janne Jalkanen
I think the name InterWiki link may be a bit of a misnomer. While they may have originally been intended to specifically link to other Wikis, they are more flexible than that, and I find that they actually function very will as simple server aliases.
For example, I may have an apache server that has a docs directory in its root, plus a number of different documentation sets for various software. Let's say that within my Wiki I want to have a list of links to each set of documentation. By setting up the InterWiki link, I can keep my links to those resources much less verbose and easier to maintain. Not only that, but if my server suddenly changes, then I have to change it in one spot instead of several.
I find that the following:
[Docs A|Docs:/a] [Docs B|Docs:/b]
Is much more preferrable than:
[Docs A|http://my.server.com/docs/a] [Docs B|http://my.server.com/docs/b]
Regardless, it is a feature that I like quite a bit, even if I use it in a slightly different manner than it was intended for. -- RobSeegel
Well, yeah. Even in the default distro there's an Edit: -InterWiki link for pointing at the editor of any page. So you're using it quite in the same way as it was intended :-). --Janne Jalkanen
-- tomo andy
I very much endorse the comment above. Since Janne just broke the existing templates anyways with 2.3.45. (Refactored:) Please discussissing how a better Link tag could be devised, see New Link Tag Specification! -- Gregor Hagedorn, Nov. 2005