I'm thinking seriously about the right way for SdiDesk to export data to other applications.
And I was reading Meatball:WikiInterchangeFormat.
But damned if it doesn't look more and more like it can't be done.
What I mean is, wiki so thoroughly blends concrete and abstract. It isn't a logical representation of a document structure and a particular rendering. That's it's strength. Any coder might add one more RegularExpression which does a bit of logical and a bit of presentational transformation at the same time.
But it also means that a wiki neutral format for interchange between wikis is fiendishly difficult. I'm not saying a logical impossibility. Just that I don't see anyone getting together much beyond the most basic and naive format : title, bold, italic, links.
Maybe I should just invent an XML format of SdiDesk data and see if anyone wants to use it.
Don't give up on TopicMaps as a possibility.
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