On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 5:53 PM, William Le Ferrand
I've started to develop a simple wysiwyg editor
that could be useful to
wikipedia. Basically the editor gets the wiki code from wikipedai and builds
the html on client side. Then you can edit the html code as you can imagine
and when you are done another script converts the html back to wiki code.
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.