On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 08:14:40PM -0800, Jimmy Wales wrote:
David Merrill wrote:
Is there a standard name for that type of format?
I am calling it
WikiText, but I'd rather use the usual term, if there is one.
CamelCase is what people call it when you smash words together.
I think that this format:
[[Wiki Text]] is our own invention (Larry? Clifford Adams? me? someone
else? doesn't matter I guess...), or at least I think so.
I know that in an earlier version of UseMod Wiki, CamelCase was all that worked,
but people thought it looked too silly for an encylopedia, so Clifford coded up the
[] system for us.
I see. Well that isn't very helpful for me, but I think that's because
there really isn't an answer.
I'm talking about not just the way a link is done, but also the * for
bullets, # for numbering, ---- for rules, = for sections, etc. All of
those are what I'm using.
Maybe if there isn't any regularly used term, I'll just make something
up, play marketroid. :-)
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