When comparing Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) vs MediaWiki, the Slant community recommends Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) for most people. In the question“What are the best markup languages?” Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) is ranked 5th while MediaWiki is ranked 7th.
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Pro Most universal and widely used markup language
Pro Styling via CSS
Styling through CSS is declarative and powerful, but somewhat inadequate for print without expensive tools like Prince.
Pro Natively understood by browsers
Natively understood by browsers, you can author and view HTML on virtually every computer without any additional software.
HTML is fairly simple for both humans and machines. It can be repetitive and burdensome to type, but less so than most other XML or SGML-derived formats.
Pro The de facto standard
Mediawiki is a widely used wiki engine. It is used to power Wikipedia and thus most people will be more comfortable/accustomed to using MediaWiki.
Pro Version control
MediaWiki allows viewing past revisions of pages.
Pro Thanks to Wikipedia it is thoroughly documented
Pro Free and open source
Licensed under GPL.
Pro It has a powerful templating system
Pro It has a usable WYSIWYG editor
Pro Great multilingual support
MediaWiki has full support for over 65 languages and partial support for over 300.
Pro Runs on any PHP server
It requires a webserver running PHP 5.2 or later of any kind.
Pro Multiple database support
MediaWiki can store data in MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases.
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