Yesterday at Supernova's Liquid Conversations panel I asked what people were doing to make a better and more usable user experience across tools. There wasn't much of an answer. Today, UniversalEditButton.org was launched. Pete Kaminksi, my co-founder and CTO blogged about it:
...The UEB creates a common notification icon and a common way to "click to edit" across many more wikis across the whole web. We hope to increase the size of the read/write web, so more and more people can easily work together via wikis.
Here's how it looks in my Firefox browser:
It works by having the wiki engine include a little bit of HTML markup in each editable wiki page. Your web browser then auto-detects the markup, and displays the Universal Edit Button to let you know you can edit the page.
Installing this extension is a no-brainer though and could help any of us remember to edit the pages we knew we could but perhaps didn't think about. Seeing all these wiki providers come together to build a common standard is particularly inspiring.