Re: Announcing the Open Source Sweble Wikitext Parser v1.0
Dirk Riehle <dirk <at> riehle.org>
2011-05-01 18:16:13 GMT
>>> You should identify whether you mean "MediaWikitext", or some other
>>> dialect -- MediaWiki Is Not The Only Wiki...
>>> and you should post to wikitext-l as well. The real parser maniacs
>>> hang out over there, even though traffic is low.
>> It is MediaWiki's Wikitext; elsewhere it is usually called wiki
> Improperly and incompletely, perhaps, yes.
> I'm a MW partisan, and think it's better than nearly all its competitors,
> for nearly all uses... but even I try not to be *that* partisan.
Hmm, never viewed it that way. IMO, MediaWiki (developers) invented a wiki
markup language and called it Wikitext; other engines just call it wiki markup
or what not. For me, Wikitext always was the particular markup of MediaWiki,
much like php or C++ are particular language names.
Is there any other engine that calls it's markup Wikitext? I'd be surprised.
Even for WikiCreole wikicreole.org we used wiki markup.
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