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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Thursday June 20, 2002
04:46 PM

Wiki Progress

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Not being one to force people to write in POD, I wrote a SAX parser for Wiki-Text, and I spent a couple of hours tonight plugging it into the AxKit Wiki. In doing so I realised it would be just as easy to plug any old SAX parser in there. So I added support for ordinary XML while I was at it.

So now you can author in sdocbook, POD, or WikiText.

Cool huh?

I've got lots still to do - preview, versioning, users, etc. But I feel like I'm making good progress.

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  • I'm still trying to figure out how anything but the name is "based on" Text::WikiFormat. :)

    • Well I initially wrote it thinking that I could use your code - it looked to me like you supported sub callbacks for the elements of the Wiki. But you only support them for some of the elements, and that wasn't enough. So I scrapped it and basically stole what code I could...

      Eventually I figured that the way you were parsing the lines wasn't flexible enough anyway - it needed a "proper" parser to be able to support future enhancements better. So most of your code is pretty much gone - except for the main p