[Development] Call for Volunteers: SSO-improvements for qt-project.org
andre.poenitz at nokia.com
Thu Dec 8 14:13:28 CET 2011
On Thursday 08 December 2011 13:01:43 ext Atlant Schmidt wrote:
> [...] to echo and amplify what Stephen has said:
> WYSIWYG editors may be easier for novice wikipedians to use, but
> markup-based editors are far easier for experienced people to use
> and get the results precisely correct (where "precisely correct" means
> exactly conformant to the intended "house style" of the wiki).
> One use case Stephen didn't mention is the case where you decide
> to make some sort of global change to the project. (I don't know if it's
> true of the Alassian wiki, but) In a pure WYSIWIG system, you'll get to
> make that change individually to every page in the project and the
> odds of you making the exact same change to every page are
> vanishingly small. In a markup-based system, though, such a change
> is trivially easy.
> I spend a lot of my life wrestling with several very large Microsoft Visio
> documents and I would trade away the WYSIWIG editor for a markup-
> based editor in a heartbeat.
> I've used quite a few Wiki systems (albeit, not the Alassian one) but
> in my experience, so far, the Wikimedia system is the best.
> > On 12/7/2011 9:26 AM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > > The worst thing about Confluence is that it can only be edited in rich
> > > text mode. There is no markup behind that which you can switch to in
> > > order to edit pages.
I don't want to be dragged into Wiki wars here, but I essentially agree with
Stephen and Atlan: A WYSIWYG-_only_ interface is a clear show stopper.
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