On 31 May 2010 23:31, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+wikilist(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Wiki syntax is too complicated for this to be
feasible. It also
doesn't have a one-to-one mapping to HTML. It's been tried before,
but what you end up with is that it doesn't round-trip: if you open in
the WYSIWYG editor and save with no changes, it saves totally
different wikicode, confusing anyone who's using actual wikitext. The
only feasible solutions are to either drastically simplify wikitext,
or switch to WYSIWYG only, and those would both be very disruptive.
... and the problem with the wikitext being mangled is that diffs show
a 100% text change for any alteration whatsoever and become useless.
Even if the content isn't semantically mangled.
FCK+MW is so *almost* there it's frustrating how close it seems. But
then, this is a problem where the last 5% of the list is the last 95%
of the work.
(Will *this* be what tempts me to take up coding? Be afraid ... I have
the algorithmic insight of a sysadmin and only know about force and
brute force ...)