why the SmallWiki Syntax (HelpSyntax action) is not a
WikiPage like in
other Wiki implementations ?
Actually it would be very easy to convert it to a wiki-page, as the
help page is defined using the document-composite. So we would just
need to start the wiki-syntax renderer on it.
In other words, why this is an action and not a page ?
I think it's
You are right, but at the time when this action was created I did not
thought that the wiki itself would be a good place for this, as we
would need to create a special folder somewhere containing that data.
Well, as you see in the latest releases, there is a default folder
created in each new wiki containing some basic information, the MIT
license, etc (there is not too much useful stuff there yet). But I am
planning to move the syntax to that place too, but I simply had no time
to do that yet.
An other nice option is to have the syntax rules just
above the edit
form like in :
Yes that would be nice, at least for people who are not using wikis
every day. If we have a more sophisticated user-management, we should
be even able to have user-based properties, where everybody might turn
on and off such features.