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Re: [MediaWiki] Markdown Syntax usage

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:42:54 -0400
Message-ID: <508EDC3E.4030700@garbee.me>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Thanks for the feedback on that one.  I went ahead and closed the issue 
as a WONTFIX since it seems even with only three responses that using 
markdown for the Docs won't be going anywhere.  I did mention that it is 
being looked into for the Q&A and noted Pandoc for conversion if needed.

Perhaps we should point that nice bit of software out somewhere since 
others may prefer to markup text in another syntax as well?

-Garbee

On 10/29/2012 2:33 PM, Janet Swisher wrote:
> +1.
>
> If you allow more than one syntax, then everybody who actively edits 
> on the site has to learn both syntaxes, because any given article 
> might be in one or the other.
>
> If someone has existing content in markdown syntax that they want to 
> contribute, they can use a tool like pandoc 
> (http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/try) to convert it to MediaWiki text.
>
> Supporting it for Q&A might be OK, since posts don't need to be edited 
> by others.
>
> On 10/29/12 1:25 PM, frozenice wrote:
>> I agree that we don't need Markdown in the docs. It would just add 
>> another layer of complexity and I don't know how well the mentioned 
>> plugin plays along with our other plugins (it is marked as beta, too).
>>
>> Markdown could be handy for the Q&A though. I'll work on the markdown 
>> editor plugin there again, now that I finally got over my 
>> cold/flu/whateveritwas. :)
>>
>> Cheers
>> fro
>>
>> On 29.10.2012 17:52, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
>>> Bug 19692 [1] is a request for Markdown Syntax to be added as an 
>>> option for editing pages.
>>>
>>> I personally don't see where this would come in handy unless we 
>>> started to use markdown as the primary syntax.  This would just add 
>>> one more way to do content which would just add
>>> to confusion on markup.
>>>
>>> What are your thoughts?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Garbee
>>>
>>> [1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19692
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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