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  • Avatar of ckknight ckknight Nov 10, 2008 at 23:56 UTC - 0 likes

    This is brought up because MediaWiki's format is horribly documented and doesn't have a proper grammar. There is no standard parser for MediaWiki in Python (or any language, for that matter). CurseForge/WowAce's custom parsing system for Wiki-format is very slow and inextensible. Trying to make it faster or extend it would take many weeks which I think could be spent better elsewhere.

    Instead of worrying about parsers and all, I think switching to a WYSIWYG format would be better overall, since (a) it's mostly done for us (b) overall, it's easy to use over wiki syntax.

    Some things to note that if we do implement a WYSIWYG system:

    • Alternative browsers _will_ be supported. Firefox 3.x+, IE 7+, Safari 3.x+, Opera 9.6+
    • You'd still be able to use Raw HTML


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