# Recent Posts

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Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Ah, that’s unfortunate. What other markdown engines are available for Ruby?

If you’re actively looking, I could run some searches on the nLab pages to see what syntax is used and what isn’t.

I do think that the attribute stuff is a brilliant addition; it makes it possible to make the pages a little more easily customised.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

Ah, number 2 is fantastic. I hadn’t spotted that (I’ve been particularly bad at monitoring the RSS feeds since my feed reader blew up). I’ll try that.

Forum: Heterotic Beast – Topic: Feature Requests

Andrew Stacey wants:

• The ability to selectively allow anonymous posts (ie, posts by unregistered users). It’s not clear whether he wants that on a per-forum basis, or on a per-topic basis. It’s also not clear who gets to decide (moderator or admin).
• Themes. I think themes_for_rails looks promising.
• More fine-grained access-controls. Apparently, admin/moderator/user(/anon) is insufficiently fine-grained.

Other thing that bear looking at:

• The Signup process.
• Since posts are editable, should they be ordered by updated_at instead of by created_at dates?

Forum: Heterotic Beast – Topic: Bugs

Let’s discuss bugs in Heterotic Beast.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Both this request (for “fenced” quotations and lists) and this one, in the other thread, are for extensions to the Markdown syntax in Maruku.

Frankly, I’m very reluctant to spend any time working on Maruku.

The author (who is no longer actively developing the software) insists on a GPL license, which conflicts with the licenses for both Instiki (Ruby) and Heterotic Beast (MIT). Unless he changes his mind (which seems unlikely, as I’ve asked several times), I would prefer to ditch Maruku, in favour of another Markdown engine.

Consequently, I’d rather spend my time extending that engine (whatever it turns out to be). Of course, for the present, I am still going to fix bugs in Maruku.

#### Update:

Well, OK, I didn’t exactly keep that promise…

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

Hmmm.

1. I agree that *this*{: style="font-style: normal; color: red;"} is a little silly.
2. I thought you could already do that (see here). (It seems that you need a space between the ”2.” and the IAL, despite what I said there. I think this is a result of this commit.)
3. I’m not sure I understand your Javascript suggestion. Could you point to some software that implements something similar?

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

Here’s another random idea: to make it easier for people to contribute to a wiki (thinking particularly of the nLab), howabout a javascript annotation system? Some people might find it a bit daunting to edit a whole page just to correct a minor spelling mistake, but could leave a quick note so that the next person who does edit the page can see what outstanding notes there are.

Just a random idea - I haven’t thought it through very much. (But I did a little search to see that it was, at least, technically possible via javascript.)

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

To be honest, I find the whole indentation system for preserving environments a nightmare! Particularly, with regard to cut-and-pasting. It’d be great if there were alternatives available, like there is for code blocks.

(I’m right about that, aren’t I: the “fences” from PHP Markdown Extra work in maruku, don’t they? Let’s try:

some code

I’ll find out when I hit “save reply”! Incidentally, I think that a preview makes a little more sense on a forum than on a wiki.)

Maybe:

>>>
a quote
>>>

for quotes, and

123
1. For lists.
123

With the assumption that everything between one M. and another N. ($M,N\in ℕ$) is in a single list item.

Can’t think of anything else that relies on indentation.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

(I’m really just trying out the features of the forum, but may as well do so in a “useful” way.)

1. I’d like a span equivalent of the +-- {: .class attributes} ... =-- syntax. At the moment, I do something like *word*{: style="text: normal"} which seems a bit daft.

2. I’d like an easy way to add id (and other attributes) to individual list elements. So I could write 1.{: #firstitem} to get an id tag on that item.

That’s all for now!

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

This is a thread for feature requests for Instiki.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Yes, that worked. Because I modified the indentation a little, the theorem no longer got noticed. All-in-all, I find the indentation rules to be a little too strict! As can be seen, indenting one space extra made no difference between the second and third lines, but caused the fourth line to not be seen as a theorem.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

That didn’t, show what I wanted to show so let me try again.

1. This is a list.

This is in the same item, indented to ensure that.

This is also in the same item, indented one step more.

###### Theorem ###### This is an amazing theorem.

2. Another list item.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Right, I now appear to be logged in again.

The second, “mystery” user is a bit of a … mystery. Clearly, there are many parts of the code which work in inscrutable ways.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Right, I now appear to be logged in again.

What I was trying to demonstrate in the above was that I don’t always get the indentation right with maths in lists I’ll have to think again to get an example that demonstrates it, though.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Let’s see if this shows up here on the forum. It’s to do with newlines and lists.

1. This is a list. I want to put some maths in it, so I merrily go ahead and do so.

$\left[\begin{array}{cc}a& b\\ c& d\end{array}\right]$\begin{bmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{bmatrix}
2. This is the next item in the list.

Let’s see if the above shows what I want it to show.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Shiny new forum

Looking pretty impressive so far, I must say. Not sure that “save reply” is the best text, it’s not clear whether or not it will actually post the reply or not. Still, only one way to find out.

It posted it. Now I know!

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Let’s discuss bugs in Instiki.

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Shiny new forum

We can type equations

(1)$\fghighlight{red}{\begin{pmatrix}a&b \\ c&d\end{pmatrix}} \begin{pmatrix}x\\ y\end{pmatrix}=0$

or put them in SVG graphics

or type some code

require 'chunks/chunk'

# Contains all the methods for finding and replacing wiki links.
module WikiChunk
include Chunk

# A wiki reference is the top-level class for anything that refers to
# another wiki page.
class WikiReference < Chunk::Abstract

# Name of the referenced page

# Name of the referenced page
end