On 22/01/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm working on writing out an EBNF description of
, which I hear is much
needed, but have encountered a snag. I don't think EBNF has the power to
describe Wikitext. If anyone here can work out how EBNF can describe
Wikitext's system for bullet points, I'd like to see it. The problem is that
bullet points can build on each other, except each new level has to retain
the markup from the old level, plus a new symbol. e.g. **#* then **#* * then
**#** * then **#*** # etc.
Put it on MediaWiki.org
, not Meta.
On the topic of "things that need to be
done" if writing an EBNF of Wikitext
isn't going to be beneficial for MediaWiki's longstanding success, I'll not
bother, but is there anything that needs to be done like this to create a
Defined parser behaviour is one of the prerequisites for a parser rewrite, IIRC.