[wp-hackers] readme.txt spec

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Oct 25 03:44:22 GMT 2006

On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:11 PM, Owen Winkler wrote:

> RedAlt has been parsing these text files forever, and they look  
> pretty reasonable to me.  (I'm not sure what's the intention with  
> the mentioned markdown requirement though, since the rest of the  
> site uses wiki syntax.)

Matt mentioned Markdown about 18 months ago when this readme.txt  
thing got started, so I was just going on that.  I do, however, like  
the idea of consolidating syntax... Markdown and the Trac wiki syntax  
are fairly close with some stuff.  What have people been using so far  
in most readme.txt files that you've been parsing?

Your implementation is very nice... I currently have two sets of  
rewrite rules (one commented, one not) in my .htaccess that I can use  
to point my plugin downloads to download.wordpress.org or your  
repository, depending on which of them is being funky on a given  
day. ;-)

And as Matt said, any code you'd be willing to share would be greatly  
appreciated, especially with regard to readme.txt and plugin parsing  
(same goes for you, Firas, if you're still listening and still have  
that code kicking around!)

Mark Jaquith

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