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Markup-Based Wiki

Instead of forcing users to work with the WYSISOWYG wiki editor, allow users to use custom markup--e.g., Wiki Creole, Markdown, MediaWiki Markup, etc.

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      • Peter PaulPeter Paul commented  · 

        FYI: I've hacked together some javascript which I installed in my wiki template so that any DokuWiki markup found on a wiki page is parsed. This enables me to combine WYSIWYG and markup. Unfortunately, I have not yet found a way to link to pages by their headline (e.g. [[Contact Information]] => <a href='default.asp?W=title:Contact+Information'>) so I'm linking to the search page for now.

      • Peter PaulPeter Paul commented  · 

        The WYSIWYG editor has gotten all out of whack on me 10 times already after trying to use it for half an hour. Call me a geek if you like, but to me, this always seems to be the case with attempts at WYSIWYG. By principle I also feel that contents and layout should be kept separate for content not to suffer.
        I would love to transfer our old wiki articles into FogBugz to get an integrated solution, but it is simply unusable for us without MediaWiki like syntax support.

      • drjasonharrisondrjasonharrison commented  · 

        @Greg: Often cutting and pasting into the wiki produces wiki text with hidden formatting that is very hard to remove. A "source view" helps to clean this up. MSWindows copy/paste is particularly bad from MS Office/outlook applications in terms of matching the existing wiki formatting and creating line breaks, paragraph tags that are hard to clean up when combined with indentation, lists, headers, etc.

      • Greg SavenGreg Saven commented  · 

        @Nick: the case you reference asks for CASE markdown. This request is for WIKI markup.

        It's a different issue, but I can't say I understand it. Markup language is for geeks. WYSIWYG editing is for everyone else on the planet. Why would you want to make use of the software less intuitive?

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