[WMS] Re: Pre-cursor to wiki markup standard

  • From: "Sunir Shah" <sunir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <wiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 13:06:50 -0400

There are two efforts already extant.


Lists exhaustively the types of syntax out there, albeit
in a raw form. We could clean that page up and publish it
under an open license.

Also, http://interwiki.sourceforge.net is a preliminary
'wiki gateway' that has some concept of syntax.


-----Original Message-----
From: wiki-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wiki-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Andrew Premdas
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 6:25 AM
To: wiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WMS] Pre-cursor to wiki markup standard

A thought

Having a reference document of wiki markup types (or functionality) would be
a useful pre-cursor to the standard. It would also be useful for

  * wiki translation
  * implementation of new wikis

You have the spreadsheet already (which I haven't viewed - don't have open
office) as a good starting point. Perhaps there could be different levels
(not too many of wiki markup). A core spec and then extensions. The core
would be really useful to limit the initial scope of the standard. It might
then be easier to write translators so that existing wiki's can gradually
upgrade themselves to the new standard.

Fundamentally I think this functionality standard should be a standard upon
which the markup standard is based.

All best


Andrew Premdas
Student Systems Developer
Manchester University

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