Text_Wiki is a proposal for dealing with a lack of standardization in wiki format.
See also WikiInterchangeFormat
The best option is to push this standardisation through the Internet Engineering Task Force RFC standard track.
From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Franck Martin <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, mose at mose.fr
Subject: Re: Wiki RFC
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 19:40:03 -0800
please do - it would follow in the glorious tradition of publishing RFCs
for such useful things as the OGG file format, the Vorbis codec and the
zlib compression formats.....
--On 29. januar 2004 15:10 +1200 Franck Martin <email@example.com> wrote:
> As part of the www.tikiwiki.org project, I have been talking about
> writing the wiki syntax into an RFC like documentation. I think the wiki
> syntax in this project is in documentation format but not looking like an
> I think we could quickly whack an RFC on wiki, and ask people to
> contribute to it... When it is stabilised we could submit to IETF.
> The advantage, is that there is already an implementation, the other
> advantage would be to bring some standardisation in all the wiki.
> I think since the creation of the Web, there has not been such a
> revolution as wiki. Imagine an e-mail message wiki formated. No need to
> use HTML anymore in a multi part message. The text can be read as is, or
> wiki interpreted for better display...