reStructured Text - suitable for non-documentation?
bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au
Mon Jun 2 04:31:44 CEST 2003
I'm engaged on a low-priority, long-term project to "refactor" my web
pages. I don't want the content in a database; I'm much more
comfortable editing text files. However, I do want content to be
completely separate from presentation markup or code.
So I've been investigating the various plain-text markup schemes
available. I.e., the ones where the idea is that the source be
reasonably readable as a plain-text document, and existing plain-text
"markup" conventions be leveraged as much as possible. The Wiki
schemes, the BB schemes, et al are all in this group. None of them are
particularly satisfactory though.
My latest investigation is of reStructured Text, the proposed docutil
This seems a well thought out scheme, with coverage of most of the
things I want to do in web pages.
So, some questions:
Who is using reStructured Text actively?
Who's using it for things other than Python documentation?
How applicable do you think it is for non-documentation text?
Are there non-Python tools for processing it (preferably PHP)?
Am I insane for even thinking of such a thing?
Are there better alternatives (i.e. ones specifically designed for
marking up web page content in plain text)?
\ Q: "I've heard that Linux causes cancer..." Torvalds: "That's |
`\ a filthy lie. Besides, it was only in rats and has not been |
_o__) reproduced in humans." -- Linus Torvalds |
http://bignose.squidly.org/ 9CFE12B0 791A4267 887F520C B7AC2E51 BD41714B
More information about the Python-list