Am 04.02.2016 um 08:03 schrieb Markus Krötzsch:
I do not agree with this argument. One could use a
simplified version that is
compatible with Wikipedia *and* with the rest of the world. We do not have
MediaWiki markup in our text data, in spite of it being widely used on Wikipedia
for many years -- instead, we now introduce a subset of it (the part you could
put into <math>). If we have settled for a subset, why not use one that works
with more commonly used tools as well? I don't think that MediaWiki LaTeX users
would find it very hard to go back to the LaTeX they use elsewhere (in their own
documents, on StackExchange, etc.).
A question you should ask when making extensions to the Wikidata data model is
how much it will cost your data users to keep supporting Wikidata content in
full. Such little twists, for a few extra commands, are creating extra work for
I agree that it would be nice to have a "strict TeX mode" for the math
extension. I'm not sure whether we would enable that on wikidata. While it would
make the life of consumers easier, it would make the life of people importing
from wikipedia harder. But perhaps it would be worth it, especially if the use
of "extra stuff" is actually rare on wikipedia.
Moritz, how hard would it be to add a "strict mode" that would disallow any
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