[pmwiki-users] Getting unstyled HTML from the wiki

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Thu Mar 2 03:03:25 CST 2006

Robin schrieb:
> Is it possible to get completely skin-less HTML from PmWiki? The reason for 
> this, is I want to embed a help system into a program. What I would like to 
> do is write the documentation on the wiki, and then when I build a version of 
> the program, it scrapes the latest version off the wiki page, without the 
> skinning, crawls it to pick up the images and linked-to pages, and chucks 
> them into the program's build directory. 
> Would the best way be for me to write a totally minimal skin (pretty much just 
> header, footer, and insertion point for the wiki page) and 
> use ?skin=something, or is there a better way?

I once wrote a minimal skin, available at 
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/StrippedSkin .

It's not the "null skin" you're after, but you could start from there 
and remove the few paraphernalia left.
You'd probably want to remove these parts:
* <title> ... </title> (well, maybe this one should be kept)
* <link rel="stylesheet" ... />
* <div id="wikifoot">...</div> (but you may want to keep the $StopWatch 
line; PmWiki has a simple profiling mechanism, and if it's switched on, 
it will leave its results in the place where the template says $Stopwatch)

For a truly minimal result, create /pub/skins/null/pmwiki.tmpl, with 
just this single line:


This skin will give you the "naked HTML contents", ready for inclusion 
into another HTML page, and leave out all the <html>, <header>, <body> 
etc. fluff.

To use the skin, install the SkinChange recipe from 
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/SkinChange and use "...?skin=null" 
on the URL.

(I'll leave it as an exercize to the reader to document this all in 
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Skins .)


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