|Using Xtext for content in Confluence wiki [message #1216458]
||Thu, 28 November 2013 08:35
| Hallvard Traetteberg
Registered: July 2009
Location: Trondheim, Norway
The Confluence enterprise wiki supports inserting custom content in a
wiki page by means of what they call macros. A macro is essentially a
block of text (raw or a simplified xhtml) that is rendered as html by a
text-to-html translators. An example is PlantUML
(http://plantuml.sourceforge.net/) which translates a textual syntax to
a UML diagram as a .png image and provides a Confluence plugin that
inserts this image into a wiki page (e.g.
This is interesting for the Xtext community for two reasons:
1. Xtext (and Xtend) support writing textual DSL and translators
2. Confluence uses osgi and has a plugin mechanism similar to Eclipse's
(osgi manifest and something similar to plugin.xml).
So, in principle, it should be fairly straight-forward to develop and
test a DSL with HTML translation using Xtext within Eclipse and deploy
and use in Confluence.
The question is: Has anyone looked into this, in particular deploying
Eclipse-based plugins within Confluence?
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