WIX 1.1

WIX (pronounced “wick”) is a text markup format.
WIX (pronounced “wick”) is a text markup format. Its syntax is a blend of Donald Knuth's TEX and various wiki markup.

Its syntax is easy to produce and edit with an ordinary text editor and very readable, even by people who don't know WIX. It also works very well with source control.

It generates beautiful HTML versions of your documents including: automatic "smart quotes" and ellipses, entity escapification, bulleting, < pre > emulation, icon-tagging of pdf and mailto links, easy style switching, and automatic cross-browser compatability.

You get zero-effort, nicely formatted plain text versions of your documents. It's a much more pleasant way to write RFC's and man pages, and you get a nicely typeset pdf version with no additional effort!

It is easy to add your own extensions using Java or Haskell (thanks to Brian Alliet's LambdaVM). Unlike HTML, the "document object model" for WIX is clean, simple and easy to understand.

Main features:

  • Unlike TEX, WIX is intended to be presentation-neutral; WIX documents can be rendered into several output formats: html, plain text, pdf (via TEX or lout), RTF, unix man page, IETF RFC, and others.
  • Unlike SGML and XML formats (such as HTML and DocBook), WIX is convenient for humans to read and write without special editors.
  • Unlike every known wiki format, WIX has a formal grammar rather than an ad-hoc parser. This means that its parsing behavior is fully specified, unambiguous, and predictable.
  • In addition, WIX's grammar is concise, context-free boolean, and lexerless.

last updated on:
May 13th, 2008, 14:25 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Adam Megacz
homepage:
www.megacz.com
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Text Editing&Processing \ Markup

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