Wikivoyage talk:Avoid HTML

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Inaccuracy[edit]

The first bullet item says "Wiki markup is a high-level layout description that can be translated into many formats; HTML is not." This strikes me as ... inaccurate. In fact, that description is precisely what HTML was designed to be. The other arguments still apply, but this one doesn't seem right. (WT-en) LtPowers 10:51, 9 June 2009 (EDT)

This entire page seems outdated - the "quick fact tables for countries" comment has been replaced with Template:Quickbar, we're using listing tags that are XML - much more like HTML than wiki text, etc. This guideline really doesn't need its own page, and could probably be better handled with a single line Project:Manual of style stating "please use wiki markup instead of HTML whenever possible". I'd be in favor of converting this page to a redirect and updating the MOS if there is further support. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 12:31, 28 October 2009 (EDT)
Fine with me. (WT-en) LtPowers 18:59, 28 October 2009 (EDT)

Discussion continued at Wikivoyage_talk:Manual_of_style#Avoid_HTML

Main difference between XML and HTML[edit]

XML and HTML are different in terms of their characteristics. They both have different goals and the way we use them in the application. We can not replace XML with HTML XML is used to describe the data, we want to store that data where the HTML is used to represent the data in such a way that we want graphs or plain web pages. In essence, the XML is describing the date and displaying the HTML date.

For More info, Please visit - XML Tutorial This template must be substituted.

Explanation of my previous action here[edit]

I followed the user who did not sign the previous post from another wmf-wiki where they also did not sign their post. On that wiki I was able to easily fix the problem by using template: Unsigned2, which does not seem to exist here. It appears that even the use of template: Unsigned is not straightforward here, I think? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:46, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Look below your edit screen, and you'll see "Talk templates: {{subst:unsigned|username/IP}}". The reason it didn't work is that you added the time. You could add it after the template if you like. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We really should have a separate template for undated comments (e.g. c:Template:Undated), but that's a tangent for another day. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 05:35, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]