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From: "lampak" <llampak(a)gmail.com>
I've been following the discussion and as I can
see it's already
become rather unproductive*. So I hope my cutting in will not be very much
out of place (even if I don't really know what I'm talking about).
Many people here has stated the main reason why a WYSIWYG editor is
not feasible is the current wikitext syntax.
What's actually wrong with it?
Oh god! *Run*!!!!!
This has been done a dozen times in the last 5 years, lampak. The short
version, as much as *I* am displeased with the fact that we'll never have
*bold*, /italic/ and _underscore_, is that the installed base, both of
articles and editors, means that Mediawikitext will never change.
It *might* be possible to *extend* it, but that requires that at least
one of the 94 projects to write a formally defined parser for it, in
something resembling yacc, would have to complete -- and to my knowledge,
none has done so.