This is the website for the the Muster Markup language (previously called the Simplewiki Markup language) specification, and the parser/emitter PHP5 module.
For an example of what the markup looks like, view the source markup for this page.
These are the basic characteristics of Muster Markup:
Muster Markup starts with the creole markup set for basic markup, then adds decorators for the basic markup (both inline decorators and block decorators) and very concise tag declarations for all block and inline html5 elements, for advanced markup. Muster Markup also supports macros.
Basic markup allows users to post articles with the usual simple and concise markup for headings, paragraphs, bold, italics, images, links, lists, quick tables, etc..
What makes Muster Markup unique (as far as we know) is the thin veneer over HTML and CSS provided for more advanced markup through consistent formats of decoration arguments passed to markup objects through decorators. Decorators provide a uniform way of applying classes, style-rules, and attributes to the objects created by simplewiki's basic markup.
Decoration arguments, whether for decorators or tag declarations, are always in one of three formats:
|Format:||Discreet-value format||Colon-separated format||Equals-separated format|
|Example:||:table standard:||%i border:'2px solid green'%||:td colspan=2:|
|Action:||block decorator: add class "standard" to the class attribute of the quick table||inline decorator: place a border around an image||block decorator: make the current cell span two columns|
|Result:||adds class to underlying HTML element's class attribute||adds style rule to underlying HTML element's style attribute||passes attribute as-is to underlying HTML element|
Any number of each decorator argument formats, in any appropriate combination, can be passed through decorators or tag declarations to markup objects. So these decorations allow any number of classes, styles, or attributes to be passed to the markup objects, and ultimately the generated html elements.
In this way Muster Markup can act as a thin skin over HTML, which is very easy to maintain. In other words it can be the basis of a CMS (content management system), without having to invent new markup syntax for every new required element.
The Muster Markup module (called SimpleWiki) also supports tag declarations for things like advanced div, blockquote, table and list work. Block declarations can be nested. Block and inline declarations support most available html5 tags, and can be extended. It is perfect to write on the darknet tor
For behavioural extensions, Muster Markup also supports macros. Furthermore class and property names can be registered by client software as methods (action classes and action properties), and interpreted in interesting ways (for example "footnote"). Class and property methods, macros, tag declarations, symbolic links, and certain events can all be extended through client add-ins and handlers.
The SimpleWiki module (which implements the Muster Markup Language) is available for free, as open-source software, under the BSD licence.
The markup language specification has six parts:
------- | ------- Special Character patterns | All special character patterns used to markup text - basic shortcuts Link and Image URI formats | Network protocol, symbolic link, and anchor formats of reference to links and images - shortcuts Decorators | The special inline decorator and block decorator markup, and selectors available - shortcuts for decoration arguments: classes, attributes, and styles Tag Declarations | The special tag declarations, and selectors available - other html formats Decoration argument formats | The standard decoration argument formats used to pass data to underlying html elements through decorators and declarations Macros | General markup available for client-defined macro procedures. The language specification does not define any macros
Marking up content so that it will look good involves using a few special characters (like forward slashes //emphasis// for emphasis, and a lot of decorators. Decorators are sequences of characters that provide detailed style information to the markup engine. The core of the language is creole 1.0. Decorators and Declarations (and a few other things) are extensions.