SDL documentation wiki needs XML export

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript,
etc), so everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao–
Marco

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i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around with
it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:>Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript,
etc), so everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our needs,
and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t like
the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF

  • Since PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be
    trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:> i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around with

it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:> I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant

version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our needs,
and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C Standard
XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t like
the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF

  • Since PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be
    trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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i haven’t managed to set up phpwiki yet.
i looked at wakkawiki, but wackowiki (based on the latest wakka, but
with lots of additoins) looks more mature.
but it seems like wakka/wacko don’t have any xml export.
they can just export the changelog to xml as far as i’ve seen.

hmmm

Tyler Zesiger wrote:> I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant

version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well and i’ve
already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to write one
myself.

Tyler Zesiger wrote:> Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki

and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to
write one myself.

Yea. Technically it shouldn’t be too bad to do. Just go thru each entry
in the wakka_pages table, convert the wacko markup, dump to xml, and shove
into a zip file for download. Still you may want to wait a little bit. The
release candidate for WackoWiki 4 should be out in 10 to 15 days and there
will be a slight change to the database format.

Tom> -----Original Message-----

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Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 1:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [SDL] SDL documentation wiki needs XML export

i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well
and i’ve already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to
write one myself.

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this
about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs
about TWiki

are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that
uses W3C

Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I
just don’t

like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -

http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since

PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to
be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll
mess around

with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one with
XML export.

HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple XSLT odr
XQuery script to transform the complete stuff to almost
everything

we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so everybody would be
happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so the
creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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Tom Spilman wrote:

the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to
write one myself.

Yea. Technically it shouldn’t be too bad to do. Just go thru each entry
in the wakka_pages table, convert the wacko markup, dump to xml, and shove
into a zip file for download.

that’s exactly what i wanted to do.

Still you may want to wait a little bit. The
release candidate for WackoWiki 4 should be out in 10 to 15 days and there
will be a slight change to the database format.

if taken a look at r4 and i don’t think they’ll have it ready in 10-15
days (maybe if the cvs version is way mature than beta 2).
even if they change the db format it shouldn’t be too complicated to
change the xml exporter.

i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well and i’ve
already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to write one
myself.

Do you have an opinion of mediawiki? Several people have suggested it to
me and I wanted your opinion first.

	Bob PendletonOn Sat, 2004-06-12 at 13:42, Florian Hufsky wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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it seems good, but maybe too complex for what we want.

Bob Pendleton wrote:>On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 13:42, Florian Hufsky wrote:

i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well and i’ve
already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to write one
myself.

Do you have an opinion of mediawiki? Several people have suggested it to
me and I wanted your opinion first.

  Bob Pendleton

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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it seems good, but maybe too complex for what we want.

I asked the members of my mailing list if they would like a wiki for
general game programming info on gameprogrammer.com. They like the idea
and it is starting to look like mediawiki might be the right choice for
the broader range of uses that my list members want. OTOH, I don’t want
to have to administer something really complex. One of my members wants
mediawiki because of a plug in that makes it easy to draw equations,
which sounds like a good idea for handling the math in game programming
discussions.

	Bob PendletonOn Tue, 2004-06-15 at 12:28, Florian Hufsky wrote:

Bob Pendleton wrote:

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 13:42, Florian Hufsky wrote:

i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well and i’ve
already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to write one
myself.

Do you have an opinion of mediawiki? Several people have suggested it to
me and I wanted your opinion first.

Bob Pendleton

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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Bob Pendleton wrote:

it seems good, but maybe too complex for what we want.

I asked the members of my mailing list if they would like a wiki for
general game programming info on gameprogrammer.com. They like the idea
and it is starting to look like mediawiki might be the right choice for
the broader range of uses that my list members want. OTOH, I don’t want
to have to administer something really complex. One of my members wants
mediawiki because of a plug in that makes it easy to draw equations,
which sounds like a good idea for handling the math in game programming
discussions.

  Bob Pendleton

I think Twiki does this as well, it’s call MathML if I remember right.
Well, MathML is the Markup Language that the plugin supports. Not sure
about other wikis though.> On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 12:28, Florian Hufsky wrote:

Bob Pendleton wrote:

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 13:42, Florian Hufsky wrote:

i’ve played around a bit with wackowiki. it works quite well and i’ve
already got some test stuff converted to wiki sites.
the only problem is the missing xml export, but i’m going to write one
myself.

Do you have an opinion of mediawiki? Several people have suggested it to
me and I wanted your opinion first.

  Bob Pendleton

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Hmm, sorry for replying to myself, but I also found this about PHPWiki
and XML - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/?XmlRpc

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I contacted the author of TWiki, he says that a standards comliant
version is in the works. Also, here’s a bit about TWiki and XML -
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/fedora/oldandnew.html - My beefs about TWiki
are that it’s too complex and it’s not valid XHTML yet. I’ve never
fiddled with it though, so maybe it can be simplified to suit our
needs, and we can wait a little while for the version that uses W3C
Standard XHTML.

Wakkawiki is nice, but after taking a bit closer look, I just don’t
like the fact that it’s still beta.

PHPwiki is still my favorite. I found this about scraping XML from
PHPWiki -
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/PhpWikiToDocBookAndPDF - Since
PHPWiki is already valid XHTML, conversion to XML ought to be trivial.

Florian Hufsky wrote:

i now got wakkawikki running on my local machine. i’ll mess around
with it for some time and then put it on my server for testing.

Marco Kraus wrote:

Tyler Zesiger wrote:

I just noticed that wakka wiki will spit out XML -
http://www.wakkawiki.com/WakkaFeatures

If we use a wiki for documentation, PLEASE use one
with XML export. HTML export istn’t what we want.

If we have a complete XML export, we can write simple
XSLT odr XQuery script to transform the complete stuff
to almost everything we need (html, manpages, postscript, etc), so
everybody would be happy with the documentation.

HTML or even no export functions would make the documentation
almost unusable for some users and/or printing. And good
transformation of html is a cruel.

I can help doing the transformations scripts with xslt, so
the creation can even be completely automated.

Just my 2? (and experiences with technical documentations)

Ciao


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Tyler Zesiger wrote:

Bob Pendleton wrote:

the broader range of uses that my list members want. OTOH, I don’t want
to have to administer something really complex. One of my members wants
mediawiki because of a plug in that makes it easy to draw equations,
which sounds like a good idea for handling the math in game programming
discussions.

    Bob Pendleton

I think Twiki does this as well, it’s call MathML if I remember right.
Well, MathML is the Markup Language that the plugin supports. Not sure
about other wikis though.

Mediawiki is potentially very powerful, since it has a way of hooking
up LaTeX modules to define special purpose formatting contexts. It’s
not just math, it’s music notation, trees, and whatever anyone ever
wrote a special purpose LaTeX module for. You don’t have to implement
such special facilities for your site, but if the need arises, the
code is all there, ready to be enabled.

Another good thing about Mediawiki is that it gets a lot of exercise.
It’s what Wikipedia uses, and this is one huge documentation project.
Bugs are found and fixed, and there is lots of user documentation on
Mediawiki itself.

Greg

Bob Pendleton wrote:>On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 12:28, Florian Hufsky wrote:

it seems good, but maybe too complex for what we want.

I asked the members of my mailing list if they would like a wiki for
general game programming info on gameprogrammer.com. They like the idea
and it is starting to look like mediawiki might be the right choice for
the broader range of uses that my list members want. OTOH, I don’t want
to have to administer something really complex. One of my members wants
mediawiki because of a plug in that makes it easy to draw equations,
which sounds like a good idea for handling the math in game programming
discussions.

  Bob Pendleton

the equation plugin seems very handy for game programming topics.
but for the documentation wackowiki seems to be enough.
i’m setting up a test server today (if my second web server works…),
so you can try for yourself.