Last modified: 2008-11-07 08:16:10 UTC

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Bug 16268 - Syntax highlighting tags needed
Syntax highlighting tags needed
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-11-07 05:24 UTC by Will Pittenger
Modified: 2008-11-07 08:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Will Pittenger 2008-11-07 05:24:56 UTC
Sometimes when I am sharing how to code something, it would help if I had a tag that would highlight syntax of that code.  <syntax-wiki> might work like the <nowiki> tag.  However, it would cause HTML entity codes to be ignored and most wiki syntax would get color codes.  I am NOT talking about while editing.  wikEd does a fine job there.  Rather, I want the result to get the highlighted text.

Other possible tags: <syntax-php>, <syntax-html>, <syntax-xhtml>, <syntax-js>, <syntax-css>, (from here as extensions?) <syntax-blogger>, <syntax-cplus>, <syntax-csharp>, etc.
Comment 1 Andrew Garrett 2008-11-07 05:26:25 UTC
We have numerous syntax highlighting extensions. On Wikimedia, look at the <code> tag.
Comment 2 MZMcBride 2008-11-07 05:29:24 UTC is the extension that Wikimedia uses.

It allows for a variety of syntax highlighting languages, like <source lang="php"> and <source lang="javascript">.

It also has an optional line count feature.
Comment 3 Will Pittenger 2008-11-07 08:16:10 UTC
I am not aware that <code> lets you control which language is used.  <source>?  Maybe.  But I wasn't aware that Wikipedia had it.  Does someone know if Wikia does?

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