I think we agree on the goals cf. http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.6179
By the way the texvc dialect is now 13 years old at least.
For now it's required to be 100% compatible to the texvc dialect in order to use
wikidata in Mediawiki instances.
However, for the future there are also plans to support more markup.
But all new options are blocked by https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T74240
Mathoid, the service that converts the texvc dialect to MathML, SVG + PNG can also be used
without a MediaWiki instance.
I posted links to the Restbase Web UI before.
(with experimental features)
Am 03.02.2016 um 14:31 schrieb Markus Krötzsch:
I must say that this is not very reassuring. So basically what we have in this
datatype now is a "LaTeX-like" markup language that is only supported by one
implementation that was created for MediaWiki, and partially by a LaTeX package
that you created.
Markus, this TeX dialoect is not a new invention by Moritz. It's what the Math
extension for MediaWiki has been using for over a decade now, and it's used on
hundreds of thousands of pages on Wikipedia. All that we are doing now is making
this same exact syntax available for property values on wikibase, using the same
exact code for rendering it.
I think having consistent handling for math formulas between wikitext and
wikibase is the right thing to do. Of course it would have been nice for
MediaWiki to not invent it's own TeX dialect for this, but it's 10 years to late
for that complaint now.
Moritz, I seem to recall that the new Math extension uses a standalone service
for rendering TeX to PNG, SVG, or MathML. Can that service easily be used
outside the context of MediaWiki?