[NTG-context] Wiki update

Procházka Lukáš Ing. LPr at pontex.cz
Thu May 30 14:15:10 CEST 2019

Hello Taco,

> From now on, when you are editing the wiki (especially the /Command/CMD pages), you can use <syntax>CMD</syntax> to output the formal table of arguments
> for that CMD (omit the backslash)
> For example,
>   <syntax>section</syntax>
> outputs a table with the formal calling convention(s) for the \section command. Multiple tables actually, as it also outputs the alternative calls with different arguments, and it outputs the definition of the internal \*section* command, of which \section is an instance. (The parents of instances are printed in a slanted font).

this is really great!

This gives idea what syntax "sugars" (alternatives) are possible and what args may be used! This lacked for years!

> ===========
> I have not auto-replaced any of the handcrafted command page syntax tables in the existing wiki pages, because quite often the current syntax table has manual additions explaining various options. In the formal version these are obviously not present, and I did not want to remove any of that extra information.
> Anyway, the nice thing about this new wiki plugin is that if you want to create a page for a specific command that is not in existence right now, it is a simple matter of going to the expected url, and creating a page with just a Syntax heading and a <syntax> tag.
> For example (created a minute ago):
> url:
>   https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/setupdescription
> content:
>   == Syntax ==
>   <syntax>setupdescription</syntax>

My suggestions is to add an auto-generated-command-syntax wiki-page-section, too.

I find it very useful - just now one can see what are possibilities!

I added the following code into wiki page - just for testing purposes, anyone can alter the page:


== [[Help:Reference|Syntax (generated automatically from ConTeXt definition)]] ==

And just now I can see that \section accepts syntax of the forms:

	\section[MyRef]{My title}
	\section[MyRef]{4.0}{My title}
	\section[reference=MyRef,ownnumber=4.0,title={My title}]

So better for us if we find a way to COMBINE command descriptions already existing on wiki WITH those generated via <syntax>command</syntax> injection.

Thanks again for the great job.

Best regards,


> Thanks go to Wolfgang for all the hard work!

> Best wishes,
> Taco

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