Wikitravel talk:Feature requests
General feature suggestions
I am currently taking a break from doing php-programming on websites in South America. naturally i was struck by the brilliant idea of logging travels, images, tips & maps etc on a website for other travelers to use & collaborate on. great to see a project already underway. I have a few comments/questions, if there is another section better for commetnts, plz let me know.
how much does MediaWiki support mark-up? I think there would be a huge benefit from using specialised markup to edit wiki pages. right now i an am looking at editing bolivias page & i see alot of nasty attributes and html-specific trash. IMHO it would be cool to use just simple, wikitravel-specific markup (i.e. <population>, <warning>, <pub>, <location>) in the edit pages, this markup can be converted on-the-fly to whatever nasty html you(we) need to display, but the source information is highly organized & very clean markup.
also the possibility of a mozilla client which would work directly with the markup would be cool, wiki-travellers could have a runable-binary on a cd whiuch they could pop into their computer and use, possibly doing things like map-editing in cafes etc.
anyway just a few thoughts, kudos on the effort & i think u will see me around.
OK just had a bit more of a look around & i see Wiki markup is the standard, not html, but some of the comments still stand & there probably would be a benefit from using more specific markup than normal wiki has. --Blackisha
OK, can i start an expedition or suchlike to brainstorm some of the ideas i have so that youse can see more clearly what my ideas are & whether i am smoking crack or not? Probably WikiTravelMarkup Expedition id say, or just WikiTravelMarkup.
Automated pretty weather reports