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From: Dov Grobgeld <>
To: emacs-orgmode <>,
	Nicolas Goaziou <>
Subject: Re: Newline woes when exporting to mediawiki markup
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 23:41:36 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Thanks for the help. I now updated the function `org-mw-item` to:

    (defun org-mw-item (item contents info)
      "Transcode ITEM element into Mediawiki format.
    CONTENTS is the item contents.  INFO is a plist used as
    a communication channel."
      (let* ((type (org-element-property :type (org-export-get-parent item)))
             (bullet (if (eq type 'ordered) ?# ?*))
             (the-item (org-trim contents))
             (level (- (/
                     (length (org-element-map (org-element-lineage
item) 'plain-list
                              #'identity info)) 2) 3)))
          (org-element-put-property item :post-blank 0)
          (format "%s %s" (make-string level bullet) the-item))))

With this change the following org input:
* A section
Here is a list of things

- An item
- Another item
    - A subitem
    - Another subitem
- Back to first

Is output as:
= A section =
Here is a list of things

* An item
* Another item

** A subitem
** Another subitem
* Back to first


This is close to the required result though there is still a redundant
empty line before "A subitem". How can  I get rid of it?

I also have no idea why I had to do the expression $level/2-3$ to get
the correct number of asterisks.

Another complication that I am currently ignoring is how to nest <UL>
and <OL> lists. But that's ok for now.

Thanks again!

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 12:08 PM Nicolas Goaziou <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Dov Grobgeld <> writes:
> > I tried to modify ox-mediawiki.el to solve the following two issues:
> >
> > - Get rid of redundant newlines between exported list items
> > - Replicate the leading asterisk to reflect the indentation level of the
> > list.
> >
> > To get of the newline I tried to rewrite the org-export "item" translation
> > function `org-mw-item` but I would either get no newlines at all between my
> > items, or an extra newline between two subsequent items.
> >
> > I just noted that ox-mediawiki is derived from the html backend, so perhaps
> > the limitations are there.
> >
> > I would appreciate any guidance of how to fix this.
> It's difficult to answer since I know neither what you tried nor what is
> correct syntax, but I think asterisks could be obtained with
>   (let ((level
>          ;; Level can be seen as the number of parent plain lists.
>          (length (org-element-map (org-element-lineage item) 'plain-list
>                    #'identity info))))
>     (make-string level ?*))
> To remove any newline, you may try
>   (org-element-put-property item :post-blank 0)
> prior to returning.
> Regards,
> --
> Nicolas Goaziou

      reply	other threads:[~2021-06-01 20:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-01  7:59 Dov Grobgeld
2021-06-01  9:08 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-06-01 20:41   ` Dov Grobgeld [this message]

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