On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Gergo Tisza
Specifying wikitext-html conversion sounds like a
MediaWiki 2.0 type of
project (ie. wouldn't expect it to happen in this decade), and even then
would not fully solve the problem[...]
You seem to be suggesting that
1. Specifying wikitext-html conversion is really hard
2. It's not a silver bullet (i.e. it doesn't "fully solve the
3. HTML storage looks more like a silver bullet, and is cheaper
4. Therefore, a specification is not really worth doing, or if it is,
it's really low priority
Is that an accurate way of paraphrasing your email?
Yes. The main problem with specifying wikitext-to-html is that extensions
get to extend it in arbitrary ways; e.g. the specification for Scribunto
would have to include the whole Lua compiler semantics.