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Stardust/Formatting Guidelines

Knowledge Base Formatting Guidelines

This Stardust Knowledge Base Formatting Guide lists down the formatting guidelines that should be used by all documents on the Stardust knowledge base. The purpose of these guidelines is to create uniform experience to the readers.

The guidelines are given below.

1. Decide a new page location:

A new page should be added under URL, STP/Stardust/KnowledgeBase/<topic>/new_page
Where, topic can be any main item listed on knowledge base home page like Getting Started, Customization, Embedded Usage, or Security.

You may have sub-topics under main topic. For example, ‘SSO and Secure Communication with Stardust using Kerberos’ article is added at this URL;


2. How to add new page?

To add a new page in the knowledge base, do the following:       

  • from knowledge base home page, browse to the category under which you want to add a new page;
  • now, in browser URL, append a forward slash (/) followed by a new page title and hit the enter key;
  • the wiki will display that there is currently no text in this page, and if you wish to edit and create a new page, you may click on ‘edit this page’ option; and
  • the wiki will open the page editor, and you may add content and save the page.


3. Page headings:

  • If you wish to give a title to the page, use 'Heading 1' formatting.
  • For all first class headings (level1) in your page, use the 'Heading 2' formatting.
  • For sub-headings under level1 heading, use 'Heading 3' and reduce headers down as per your need.
  • Note that, by default, all page headers appear in the index contents section at the top. So if you want to highlight text in the page, use bold or underline options.
  • For normal paragraph text, use 'Normal' formatting option.

4. Adding source code on the page:

Use tag <source lang=""> for formatting the source code. The value of ‘lang’ attribute can be either ‘Java’, SQL or ‘XML’.

5. Linking new pages.

When we add a new page at appropriate location in wiki, by default it is not linked with any existing page. We need to explicitly add a link to this new page on either knowledge base home page or under some topic overview page.

Use bullets with page titles on overview page to link pages.