[Mediawiki-l] Markdown

Jim Wilson wilson.jim.r at gmail.com
Sun May 27 17:42:41 UTC 2007

Hi Simon,

I'm the author of the aforementioned Usenet syntax extension.  I have not
tested it on anything higher than 1.9.x - but I doubt that's the problem.

I created what I call a "Meta Extension" - an extension which is made to be
hooked into and built upon by other extensions called ExtendedSyntaxParser:


The UsenetSyntax extension requires this to be installed first.

Without going into too much detail, the current implementation of
ExtendedSyntaxParser, while operating fine by itself, is not amicable to
running along side certain other kinds of extensions.  It's something that
I've wanted to revisit, but haven't had time to do so just yet.

Good luck!

-- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)

On 5/26/07, Simon Dorfman <emaillists at simondorfman.com> wrote:
> On 5/24/07 10:04 AM, "Ian Smith" <ismith at good.com> wrote:
> > There's an extension which implements Usenet style syntax (ie. *bold*
> > and _italics_) in MediaWiki -- and it's really simple.  I think that
> > this will at least give you an idea of how such an extension can be
> > hooked into MW; in fact, you could probably use the extension as a base,
> > cut out the Usenet formatting code, and paste in the Markdown code:
> >
> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UsenetSyntax
> Thanks for your reply, Ian.  I like this approach.  My first step in
> trying
> to implement this was to install UsenetSyntax and make sure it
> works.  Alas,
> I installed UsenetSyntax and found that it doesn't work with the current
> version (1.10.0) of MediaWiki.  Here's my sandbox test page:
> http://simondorfman.com/wiki/Sandbox:test
> Maybe I'm doing something wrong.  Do you have UsenetSyntax working on a
> 1.10.0 install?
> Thanks,
> Simon
> P.S.-I started a page to help with the writing of this extension and
> eventually act as the release page:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MarkdownSyntax
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