[wikka-community] Highlighter

Dario Taraborelli dartar
Mon Apr 21 13:02:07 GMT 2008

My feeling is that, while preserving backward-compatibility, we should  
make a decision that is:
- as simple as possible for existing Wikka users
- as close as possible to code block markup of other popular engines  
(to facilitate user migration from other wiki dialects)

And since you mention this, I'd like to bring up again the discussion  
about the markup for custom formatters: we need to find a markup that  
will allow contributors to easily extend the available range of  
formatters. Formatters will be referred to by name, we could then use  
the current code markup (%%), the proposed extensible formatter markup  
(::), or anything else to mark a block of text for formatting. In my  
google-chart proof of concept I actually hesitated between the  

::(charts)...::				# might create annoying issues with "natural" use  
of :: in programming

%%(charts)...%%			# consistent with our current formatter scheme, but  
possible conflict with GeSHi language names

<charts>...</charts>		# doku approach, possible conflict with reserved  
XHTML tags

<:charts:>...</:charts:>		# no conflict but pretty ugly

What do you think?


On 21 Apr 2008, at 13:31, mahefa randimbisoa wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Nils Lindenberg <niehle at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> people often have reported that using %% inside code-blocks is not
>> possible since end the highlighter (painfull for MySQL statements
>> etc.). But is there any obstacle preventing us from allowing %% 
>> % ... %%
>> % to be used as an additional code-block markup?
> I don't think there is any obstacle, but will this
> syntax %%% ... %%% really help?

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