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Re: [MediaWiki] Markdown Syntax usage

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:58:44 -0400
Message-ID: <5090F654.7050500@garbee.me>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Paul mentioned during the teleconference this week that it could be done 
client side.  I don't think it can completely be done there but I do 
think that there is a way to get it done without any extra confusion.  
It would basically allow editors to edit in Markdown but the information 
saved in the DB would remain MediaWiki markup.

I don't have the time to write up the idea now, but when I do I will 
post it to this ML.

-Garbee

On 10/29/2012 2:18 PM, David Bradbury wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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
>
>
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