[development] Introducing a WikiFormat

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Mar 17 12:20:53 UTC 2010

Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Earnie Boyd
> <earnie at users.sourceforge.net>  wrote:
>> Daniel F. Kudwien wrote:
>>>> I'm working on a WikiFormat module for Drupal 6+ This module
>>>> will enable users to input content in Wiki-Like markup language.
>>>> I'm following the WikICreole syntax.
>>>> I don't think there's a complete solution for this problem
>>> Did you make sure that you really do not duplicate efforts?  There seems
>>> to
>>> be a lot of existing work already:
>>> http://drupal.org/project/modules?text=wiki
>> That was my thought.  See www.mingw.org for an example of a Drupal wiki
>> already in use.  Rather than recreate check to see if you can help improve
>> what exists.
>> --
>> Earnie
>> -- http://progw.com
>> -- http://www.for-my-kids.com
> How do you know that mingw.org are using a Wiki Input format ?

Because I installed it.

> I've tried all existing Wiki modules on drupal.org, but none of them
> provided a complete solution. WikiTools and Diff were the best. I'm
> still using it. PearWiki sucks. It supports minimal syntax.
> Flexifilter didn't work. Customfilter works, but is almost same as
> creating a module, but it didn't work properly with tables.

That isn't a reason to create a new module.  It is a reason to work with 
the ones that exist to improve them.

-- http://progw.com
-- http://www.for-my-kids.com

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