Rob Church wrote:
While browsing UseMod, as I almost never do, I came
following interesting comment on
"Several wiki engines have agreed to jump on board (including
MediaWiki and the Ward's original WikiWikiWeb)."
We have, have we? I was under the impression that we couldn't even
standardise our own markup, let alone support something else; I also
got the impression from the recent discussions in response to the
"announcement" that several developers did not see a significant
benefit in supporting it.
The question, then, is where this impression came from, and whether it
is correct; I'm directing this one at the release manager (Brion), and
his senior assistant (Tim). If the impression is false, then who on
Earth expressed this support?
I've been to a couple of meetings about WikiCreole this year, one IRL in
Montreal and one on IRC. The message I gave them both times was that I
am personally not intending to implement any kind of WikiCreole support
in MediaWiki, but that I would welcome such support if someone
implemented it and submitted it. I supported the model of having an
alternative parser as an installation option, not the "easy edit" model.
-- Tim Starling