[Rack] Markdown on the Wiki
lobatifricha at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 01:22:50 UTC 2011
Yeah, that's actually what I've done before. Pandoc doesn't do too great a
job with my markdown for some reason though, so I convert it to html first
using rdiscount and then to wiki with pandoc. At any rate, thanks for the
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Robert Fletcher <lobatifricha at gmail.com>
> > I suppose it's an off chance, but would it be possible for someone to
> > install a mediawiki plugin on the Noisebridge wiki to allow markdown
> > syntax? I've been doing my classnotes in markdown locally and it would
> > pretty awesome to just past it into the wiki. There are a couple of
> > out there:
> > I like this one better, but it also looks a bit outdated:
> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AlternateSyntaxParser
> > And then there's this one, which looks like it converts the markdown to
> > valid wiki syntax:
> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MarkdownSyntax
> Hey Robert,
> It's funny that you should bring this up, as I work with a lot of
> Rubyists and I recently setup an internal Mediawiki instance for work
> and migrated from Gitit (which uses markdown internally for markup).
> I ended up converting everything from markdown to mediawiki syntax
> with Pandoc, but some users still wanted to use markdown.
> The MarkdownSyntax plugin works well, but it's all-or-nothing, so I
> think that installing it would come as a bit of a shock to regular
> wiki editors.
> I had some trouble getting the AlternateSyntaxParser one to work with
> modern versions of MediaWiki, though it does seem like the right thing
> to do since it lets you mix syntaxes within your wiki.
> Personally, I'd just recommend hooking your markdown notes through
> Pandoc to convert back and forth between forms. It'll accomplish what
> you want (albeit, with a bit of local work to hook into your browser)
> without affecting other users.
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