I've now tried clicking the editing toolbar and I'm confused... It seems it follows email conventions BUT making sure there is no compatibility. For instance italic and bold require 2 / and * respectively instead of one. Can the markup be customised?
|Resolved||Qgil||T553 Engineering Community team goals for October 2014|
|Resolved||Qgil||T174 Launch Wikimedia Phabricator Day 1|
|Resolved||Qgil||T175 Nominate a team in charge of deploying and maintaining Wikimedia Phabricator code|
|Resolved||• RobLa-WMF||T17 Allocate resources for the migration and maintenance|
|Resolved||Qgil||T19 Define which features existing in our current tools are really missing in Phabricator|
|Resolved||• Jaredzimmerman-WMF||T21 Identify features Trello users would miss in Phabricator|
|Resolved||Qgil||T15 Migrate Bugzilla to Phabricator|
|Resolved||Aklapper||T22 Identify features Bugzilla users would miss in Phabricator|
|Duplicate||Aklapper||T99 Customize the markup system|
qgil wrote on 2014-04-19 16:38:01 (UTC)
Users have a convenient toolbar, so they don't have to type manually this syntax. This is an improvement over Bugzilla.
I'm not expecting this to be changed upstream. I don't see ourselves hacking the defaults (other than Wikimedia specific cases like T100). It's not a blocker for a migration.
aklapper wrote on 2014-04-21 08:29:45 (UTC)
Custom patches welcome if somebody considers this important? :)
Current markup is documented here: https://secure.phabricator.com/book/phabricator/article/remarkup/
thiemowmde wrote on 2014-04-29 16:43:36 (UTC)
Remarkup? Really? Users are supposed to use an other markup language in addition to Wikitext, Markdown (Github) and the very limited one we have in Bugzilla? Please stick to one we already use and don't introduce an other one.
At least it's not WYSIWYG, phew.
thiemowmde wrote on 2014-04-29 22:36:01 (UTC)
what markup would you be interested in typing manually because the toolbar doesn't support it?
@Qgil Are you asking me? What does this have to do with the toolbar? It's irrelevant how the markup is added. I just don't want to think about an other flavor of it. It's not that there aren't enough in our ecosystem. It's simply unnecessary to add an other one. Typically I type code and links (interesting, it seems there is some kind of Markdown compatibility, even if the toolbar adds different markup) and sometimes slight emphasis (*nope*, _nope_, /nope/, ''nope''). Especially the double bracket links are annoying ([[doesn't|work]], [[w:doesn't|work]], [http://wikipedia.org doesn't work]) as well as the emphasis (** actually does have the opposite meaning in Markdown).