PROPOSAL: Render asciidoc files in bkweb


#1

The bkweb repository browser will currently render a README.md file in markdown using client side javascript.

Internally at BitKeeper, we use AsciiDoc more frequently than markdown because it is a lot more expressive.

We should use something like https://github.com/asciidoctor/asciidoctor.js to add the ability to render AsciiDoc files too.


#2

It’d be nice if it would render markdown commit comments too :smiley:


#3

Render commit comments? Can you expand on that a bit? I don’t know what you mean.


#4

What I think he’s asking for is this:

Imagine you made a commit comment and used things like `foo` and _bar_ it would be nice if that got rendered/interpreted as foo and bar in the same way any other markdown/asciidoc processor would render it.

Of course, it only makes sense for bkweb/revtool/etc to do it. bk changes output would probably need to filter that stuff out. But now I’m “engineering”.