Paragraphs

A single newline has no effect on the layout. An empty line starts a new paragraph.

Sections

A line starting with ! becomes a section heading. Use multiple ! to create a subsection.

Horizontal Line

A line starting with _ (underline) becomes a horizontal line. This is often used to separate topics.

Lists

Lines starting with #, -, ; or : create a list:Lists can also be nested. Thus, a line starting with #- is an element of a bulleted list that is part of an ordered list.

Tables

To create a table, start off the lines with | and separate the elements with |s. Each new line represents a new row of the table. The contents of cells can be aligned left, centered or aligned right by using |{, || or |} respectively. Add a single ! to let the cell become a table heading.

Preformatted

To create a preformatted section, begin each line with =. A preformatted section uses equally spaced text so that spacing is preserved.

Formatting

There is some sugar for font formatting:

Links

To create a link, put it between *. All links have the following form *reference*, or *alias>reference|parameters* for the complete form. The reference depends on the kind of link that is created (see below). The alias is a string being used as the text of the link, if left out a default is used. The parameters are optional parameters to further configure the behavior on the link, again this depends on the kind of link you create. The contents of some links, e.g. links pointing to image-files, downloads or other pages, can be embedded into the current document by putting the reference between + instead of *, for example +reference+. Not all types of links support embedding and quietly ignore it.

Internal Links

If a structure with the given name exists, a link to that item shows up when the page is saved. In case the path points to an non-existing structure, the user will be offered the possibility to create a new one when clicking on the link. The reference can be an absolute (/information/license) or relative (../license) path. The parameters command and view are supported to create specific links onto commands and views of the target page.

External Links

Value Links

To add dynamic content to a page use a value link. For example, the expression +value:date+ adds the current date value:date. Some values might be undefined at certain points, in this case the alias of the link is displayed instead. For example, the expression +untouched>value:edited|display=date+ displays the date of the last edit operation, or untouched if the current page has never been edited. There is a wide variety of possible expression available:
MarkupComment
+value:children+Display immediate children of the current structure.
+value:contents+Display all the children of the current structure.
+value:context+Display the current context.
+value:date+Display the current date.
+value:edited+Display the last performed context.
+value:find+Display all the structures matching the query parameter.
+value:first+Display the first sibling of the current structure.
+value:group+Display the group of the current structure.
+value:history+Display the history for the current structure.
+value:incoming+Display all structures referencing the current structure.
+value:kernel+Display kernel of this site.
+value:last+Display the last sibling of the current structure.
+value:links+Display all links from the current structure.
+value:next+Display the following sibling of the current structure.
+value:outgoing+Display all structures referenced from the current structure.
+value:owner+Display the owner of the current structure.
+value:parent+Display the parent of the current structure.
+value:parents+Display the parent chain of the current structure.
+value:previous+Display the previous sibling of the current structure.
+value:random+Display a random child of the current structure.
+value:redirect+Redirect to a different location, specified in the ’to’ parameter.
+value:root+Display the root structure.
+value:siblings+Display the siblings of the current structure.
+value:structure+Display the current structure.
+value:time+Display the current time.
+value:toc+Display the table of contents of the current structure.
+value:user+Display the currently authenticated structure.
+value:values+Display a table with all possible values with comment.
The expressions that work on structures (children, parent, ...) support a wide variety of display parameters, namely title, name, tags, menu, owner, and group. Furthermore these expressions become an internal link if you add the parameter link. The expressions on contexts (context and edited) also support display parameters, namely date, time and user.