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GSOC 2009: Comparative table between MediaWiki and TikiWiki syntax

This page list all the MediaWiki syntax described at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Markup_spec and the correspondent TikiWiki syntax (if any).

In the column "Suported by the importer" possible values are:

  • yes (already working)
  • partially supported (supported with some limitations that are explained in the comments)
  • tricky (not implemented yet but the goal is to support before the end of the project)
  • not supported (there are no plans to support this syntax during this project).


WikiMatrix also has a interesting comparative table in the bottom of this page.

Unary

Start of the line only

MediaWiki syntax Explanation TikiWiki syntax Comments Supported by the importer
---- Horizontal line (4 or more hyphens) --- yes
(space) Pre-formatted text (?) not supported
* Bulleted list * yes
# Numbered list # yes
: Indent with no marking (?) not supported
;Term: definition Definition list {DL()}One entry per line. Each line is in "Term: Definition" format.{DL} Note for Rodrigo
Word
definition for definiton lists exists as well in Tiki
yes
{| ... |} Table formating || ... || Mediawiki syntax for tables has more options than Tikiwiki for tables. To compare see Mediawiki tables and Tikiwiki tables. Just basic Mediawiki tables will be properly parsed by Tiki Importer partially supported
#redirect or #REDIRECT (followed by wikilink) Redirects wiki page {REDIRECT(page="pageName")/} yes

Can be used anywhere

MediaWiki syntax Explanation TikiWiki syntax Comments Supported by the importer
(magic words) See magic words Use of variables in text areas ex.: wiki pages (lang, page, etc) not supported
~~~ There are three signatures (~~~, ~~~~, ~~~~~) but they are all replaced by text content when the edition is save so probably this doesn't need to be considered by the importer. Signature and/or datestamp and/or approval-vote and/or comment plugin/syntax yes
(magic links) See magic links HotWords could be extended not supported
(templates) See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Templates There is a similar feature in Tiki? not supported


See also Plugins and Plugin Alias, which permit some very powerful stuff. (which have different names in MediaWiki)

Binary

The ellipses (...) are used to indicate where the content goes and are not part of the markup.

Start of the line only

MediaWiki syntax Explanation TikiWiki syntax Comments Supported by the importer
= ... = heading ! yes
== ... == heading !! yes
=== ... === heading !!! yes
==== ... ==== heading !!!! yes
===== ... ===== heading !!!!! yes
====== ... ====== heading !!!!!! yes

Can be used anywhere

MediaWiki syntax Explanation TikiWiki syntax Comments Supported by the importer
[... ...] External link (space separates optional first parameter, which is display text) [...|...] yes
[[...|...]] Internal wiki link (vertical bars separates optional first parameter, which is display text) ((...|...)) yes
[[Image:...|...]] Image (vertical bars separates optional parameters). See extended image syntax {img src=""} yes
[[category:...|...]] Category (first parameter: sort order in category list). (Tiki categories) not supported
'' ... '' Italic '' ... '' yes
''' ... ''' Bold __ ... __ yes
''''' ... ''''' Bold + Italic ''__ ... __'' Text_Wiki bug 16455 fixed. Fully bold and italic syntax combinations supported. yes

NOTE: [[Image: ...]] and [[category: ...]] are localized. For exemple, in a portuguese installation of MediaWiki we have [[Imagem: ...]] and [[Categoria: ...]].

HTML style tags

The syntax bellow uses less than and greater than characters, but this is omitted in the table because of tikiwiki parser limit (or is it possible to display then?).

MediaWiki syntax Explanation TikiWiki syntax Comments Supported by the importer
nowiki Do not interpret wiki markup ~np~ ... ~/np~ yes
pre Do not interpret wiki markup, do not flow text ~pp~ ... ~/pp~ yes
math See Manual:Math Could it be achived with an upgraded version of PluginFormula (in mods)?

or with ASCIIMathML.js as explained here
not supported
html Can use PluginHTML yes
gallery See Gallery of images Could it be achieved with PluginImage ? not supported
onlyinclude, noinclude, includeonly See Control template inclusion not supported


Related

Support some of the MediaWiki syntax that doesn't conflict with TikiWiki syntax

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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