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Re: [MediaWiki] Markdown Syntax usage

From: David Bradbury <davidmbradbury@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:18:04 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHmzXyxjVk1wnHXpxESzsZ-wV_K3kNrD87sz-p6e3-gjQch0gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
I agree. The last thing I think we want when it comes down to maintaining
articles is having multiple syntaxes interweaved within the same article.
Heck, even if mixing syntaxes weren't allowed, having to switch between
using different markup languages when editing different articles would be
annoying - Both for regular users and new users.

I would be fine with converting to Markdown if needed, but whatever the
final syntax is, it needs to be consistent.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me> 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<https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19692>
>
>
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