[wordpress] Re: [wp-hackers] Plugin metadata

Firas D. fd at firasd.org
Sun Jun 26 05:44:49 GMT 2005

Matt Mullenweg wrote:

> Scott and Kim wrote:
>> What about providing the plugin metatdata in a standard XML format?
> We want something that looks good to humans as plain text, hence going 
> in the direction of Markdown/wiki style headings and text.
Not sure if it's appropriate to bring up this old thread or if I 
should've started a new one, but FYI, parsing 
http://svn.wp-plugins.org/staticize-reloaded/trunk/readme.txt is a 
pain... it's markdown-ish, but the headings are mediawiki-type, but even 
for the mediawiki parser the headings are 'inverted', eg.:

=== Staticize Reloaded ===
== Installation ==
== Frequently Asked Questions ==

Should be

= Staticize Reloaded =
== Installation ==


I'm off to make a function to 'reverse' those that heading format and 
put the result in markdown and then parse the whole readme through 
markdown, but just a heads up. It would be nice to declare what format 
exactly this file is to be in so plugin authors know what text filtering 
suite they can use syntax from, preferably Markdown.


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