[linux-elitists] mini-markup language?

Greg Folkert greg@gregfolkert.net
Fri Aug 26 05:50:10 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 19:19 -0400, Aaron Sherman wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 13:29, Don Marti wrote:
> > What's a good lightweight markup language to actually
> > write in? 
> > I don't want the markup language to be tied to a Wiki,
> > although the Wiki markup conventions are fine.
> Out of curiosity, what's wrong with a Wiki?

You have below, in my not so humble opinion, answered your own question.

>  I find it quite handy to
> fire up a MediaWiki instance on a private Web server and "compile" my
> documents via a small script that fires them off to the server as an
> edit, reads the resulting HTML and then saves it with some
> post-processing. This gets me a Web-browsable database of all of my
> document sources if I want and template processing. It also copes with
> those hard-to-reach things that many simple markup languages don't cope
> with like tables, images, etc.

reST seems to handle tables, images and other cruft just fine.

> The down side is that it's tied to HTML output. If someone wrote a
> decent way to manage the up-and-coming export feature in mediawiki to
> support a "save as"-like functionality, I might have to have their
> children... It would have to fully render (e.g. cope with templates,
> etc) first and THEN export though, which I don't think current (beta)
> export does.

And you call that simple?
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