# Preamble

The wikitext parsing works roughly like this (the following is a WW source file written in wikitext):

# Use of $$tags should be OK Here is a formula: $x\to 3$. We can also make regular wiki links, and so on: WorkingWiki. # Wiki headers work # HTML headers also work # Avoid the use of source-file tags inside .wikitext files They are not supported, and seem confusing. project-file tags are fine, on the other hand: test.wikitext[log] = Use of$$ tags should be OK =

Here is a formula:  $$x \to 3$$.  We can also make regular wiki links, and so on: [[WorkingWiki]].

<H1> HTML headers also work </H1>

<H1> Avoid the use of source-file tags inside .wikitext files </H1>

They are not supported, and seem confusing.

project-file tags are fine, on the other hand:

<project-file filename=test.wikitext display=source/>

Possible uses include:

• develop simple documents in wikitext, and write scripts to convert them to printable output formats under WW. Wikitext parsing is hard, though, and maybe best left to MediaWiki.
• develop simple documents in some other markup, and write scripts to convert them to wikitext for display on the wiki.
• process data and output wikitext files that look good included on wiki pages. We are doing this now on some of the lalashan wikis.