Wednesday, 10 April 2013

What the move from HTML to WikiText looks like (in GitHub)

Copy and paste of HTML is such a mess (even today in 2013).

I just converted a couple (converted from Word doc) TM articles from HTML into WikiText and it is shocking the difference in the amount of code (and complexity)

Example #1: Bug Database Definitions

Here is what the article looks like:

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And here is the ‘Html to Wiki’ Commit

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Example #2: Where to Post TeamMentor Issues/Comments

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And here is the ‘Html to Wiki’ Commit

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In this 2nd case, ironically the WikiText version looks better (look at the difference with the screenshot below with the above) because of the lack of HTML formatting mess:

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