[pmwiki-users] Looking for articles/reviews about PmWiki

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Mon Oct 3 00:19:26 CDT 2011

>> I see many webdesigners using wordpress as a basis for their work
> ...
> They may also be just young and/or not part of the wiki culture:
> collaboration, evolving articles, blank text area, a wiki markup as an
> additional layer of punctuation, first add a link then click on it to
> create a page etc...
There has been much discussion in the past about WYSIWYG editing, which
many CMS present as a feature.

I don't wish to re-open that debate, but wonder whether wiki syntax
highlighting in the edit text area is at all feasible. Text editors do
this as a matter of course for html, php, perl, LaTeX, etc, and I believe
some understand wiki-like syntax such as Markdown. How hard would it be to
colour-code wiki markup when editing a page? I'm guessing that it is very
hard, because if it was easy, it would have been implemented before now.

John Rankin

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