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The progzoo Wiki permits normal wiki text but it also allows interactive components. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting for help on "normal" Wiki text.

The progzoo XML Elements

To support progzoo's unique capabilities the interactive components are described in <question> tags. Each such tag will be translated into a textbox with the submit button. View this sample question.

<shell className='P' import='shells.xml#main'/>
<question className="P">
This program includes a simple <code>for</code> loop.
it prints the numbers from 0 to 9
<p class='imper'>Print out numbers 0 to 4</p>.
<prog lang='java'>
  for (int i=0;i&lt;10;i++)
    System.out.println(i);
</prog>
<answer lang='java'>
  for (int i=0;i&lt;5;i++)
    System.out.println(i);
</answer>
</question>

Explanation

shell
The shell is the surrounding program. Users program fragments get inserted into a shell.
There are several shells available including shells.xml#main which goes: public class P{ public static void main(String [] argv){ QcQ } }
Also shells.xml#null where the program fragment is the whole program.
className
is required for Java and C#. This should match the class name in the program.
question text
The question text may include html markup. Currently wiki markup is not processed properly (this is a bug that will be fixed).
<prog>
this tag contains the program fragment that appears in the text box by default. Students edit this text to produce the answer. Most questions include a program fragment that is "nearly" right. Notice that the < characters is written &lt;, we need to do this because the question tag must be well formed XML.
<answer>
this tag contains the program fragment answer. The users' output is compared with this model answers' output to judge is it is correct. The answer is "hidden" from the the user but can be discovered by enterprising students.

Translating Existing Material

Translate contains text that can be copied and pasted into this editor.

To Do list

TODO Some jobs that need to be done on the web site.