Re: wiki's

Subject: Re: wiki's
From: "iFaqeer (SIA)" <techdarwaish -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:40:04 -0700

Thanks for the detailed input!!

>From the looks of it--I haven't actually tried it out in detail--but
Twiki, DocuWiki (or is it Dokuwiki?) and even Media Wiki seem to
promise to export to XML directly. That was not an option in your
case? Or is it unsatisfactory? The one thing I have run into is that I
have to export a page at a time...


On 3/12/07, Simon North <Simon -dot- North -at- quintiq -dot- com> wrote:
> Converting raw wiki code to XML can be achieved quite easily
> using flex and some very elementary C code. Basically, once you've
> got the main routine working, the flex part is a simple two-column text
> table where the left column contains the wiki code you want to match
> and the second column contains the XML/HTML code you want to transform
> it
> into. flex also has 'modes' so you can handle markup inside tables. The
> only
> thing I haven't been able to deal with satisfactorily is deeply nest
> lists, but
> fortunately these don't appear too often in 'normal' wiki pages.
> Once it's in XML or HTML it's pretty trivial to pass it through XSLT to
> convert
> it to any markup you want, or even Word (though I prefer using DSSSL for
> that).
> I would be happy to provide code examples, with the caution that I am
> not a
> programmer so, even though it works, the code may not be particularly
> elegant.
> Simon.
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