[Mediawiki-l] Markdown

Jim Wilson wilson.jim.r at gmail.com
Tue May 29 20:19:19 UTC 2007

Hi Ian,

To expand on my comment that ExtendedSyntaxParser doesn't always play well
with other extensions, I added a section to the MarkdownSyntax talk page:


Basicall (in summary) ExtendedSyntaxParser will strip out HTML comments <!--
like this --> from the rendered wiki page.  HTML comments are already
stripped out of wikitext when rendering a page, so for a vanilla install
this poses no problem.

However, if an extension adds HTML comments to an article's rendered body,
they'll be stripped and this can interfere with functionality.  For example,
this would break WikiArticleFeeds (another extension of mine).

I've updated the instructions for the UsenetSyntax extension to include
downloading and installing ExtendedSyntaxParser, which you can get here:


I haven't documented this extension on MediaWiki.org (or my own site) due to
the HTML comment parsing problem I indicated above.

As far as I can tell, there's no good reason why ESP and TabbedData
couldn't  live in perfect harmony.  I have no evidence to support Simon's
assertion that they don't.

-- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)

On 5/29/07, Ian Smith <johantheghost at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> On 5/27/07 12:42 PM, "Jim Wilson" <wilson.jim.r at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> Since I wrote TabbedData, I'm wondering what the incompatibility is?  Is
> there
> something I can change in TabbedData to make this work?
> BTW, the UsenetSyntax page makes no mention of requiring
> ExtendedSyntaxParser,
> and I can't find it on mw.org... where do I get it?
> Ian
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