[pmwiki-users] RFC: Simple link markup for a "nearly WYSIWYG" editor
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Tue Aug 11 13:38:24 CDT 2015
Petko Yotov wrote:
>I am working on an easy to use "structured page editor" module. It will
>I wouldn't use a WikiWord link markup because there are many page names
WikiWord markup is IMO no more important.
>So, my current best idea for a link markup would be:
> @PageName "Link text"
>External links (http:// optional):
> http://www.example.org "link text"
>no need to escape ( and ) into %28 and %29:
>E-mail links, "mailto:" optional:
> user at example.org "optional link text"
I often use @ to show a condition, e.g. 3000rpm at 230V or 15USD at 10k
(pricing information at a given quantity).
> mailto:user at example.org
> Attach:uploaded-file.ext "link text"
> Attach:picture.jpg (embed a picture)
> Attach:picture.jpg "link text" (link to a picture)
> +uploaded-file.ext "link text"
>While "Attach:" is easy to understand and type, it is in the English
>language so it will not be that easy for people from different cultures,
>that's why I wonder if the "plus" prefix can define an attached file?
I expect collisions with formulas.
>Or if we can support a translated "Attach:" prefix like they do in
>Wikipedia, for example "Fichier:" in French and "????:" in Bulgarian?
I can't say why, but I dislike translating the markup. Attaching files
is "complicated" (for the non-techjnical user), anyway.
>Additionally, I'd like to prevent accidental cross-group linking as this
>is a frequent mistake on every young wiki community I've reviewed. So
>I'd like, for the new editor module, have these links:
> @Page/Name.in.the,same/group links to [[PageNameInTheSameGroup]]
> @We.are.open:24/7 links to [[WeAreOpen247]]
people add deliberately "/" and "."?
>Do you think any other inline markups could be included? For example,
>the module will not support %wikistyle bgcolor=orange apply=block% ...
>%% markups because they are somewhat large and new authors can get
>overwhelmed by such complex code. And advanced users are able to write
>in the regular PmWiki text editor.
color usually should not be used.
>Also, the new editor will only allow limited styling and organizing,
>unlike a full WYSIWYG editor. This is simpler to implement, use and
>maintain, but most importantly, different pages will look consistently
>similar which wouldn't be the case if everyone was allowed to use any
>font, color, style and size of any word they type.
Oliver Betz, Munich http://oliverbetz.de/
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