----- Original Message -----
From: "Mathias Schindler"
To: "Wikimedia developers" <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 1, 2011 10:34:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] WYSIWTF working demo
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Magnus Manske
What I would like is some discussion about
* if this approach (working pseudo-WYSIWYG instead of unattainable
perfect WYSIWYG) is the way to go
* if the code I wrote would be a suitable basis for a system we can
throw at the general public
* if anyone is willing to help me with that
I love it and for the sake of demonstration the deep impact of the
approach, I recommend one minor change:
* deactivate or hide or shrink the "read" and "edit" tab as they are
now obsolete or make the WYSIWTF tab the default display.
Are like hell.
Some people -- you can include me in this -- *actively* hate WYSIWYG
thank-you-very-much. Good bet at least 30-50% of Wikipedia's "power
are very well versed in MWtext, and how to use it to get what they
I wouldn't recommend making it hard for those people to keep doing what
 Yes, I've just made that statistic up, but I expect it will track
other similar statistics.
I'll admit to hating Wikia's new system, but so far this looks interesting.
Even there though you don't have to select it.