Sweble 2.0 released!

Two years after our first public release of the Google-Sponsored Sweble 2.0 Alpha, we are happy to announce the release of Sweble 2.0!

The most important innovation in the alpha release was the introduction of the engine component which allowed full Mediawiki template expansion. Since then many other new features and bug fixes have been added to the software. Here are the highlights:

  • In the post-processing phase Sweble normalizes and fixes the AST according to the rules found in the WHATWG HTML Spec, Section 12.2 of Apri 2012. This improves the quality of the resulting AST and guarantees that a rendered AST looks just like the HTML produced by Mediawiki when viewed in a modern browser.
  • The Wiki Object Model v2 (WOM) has been replaced by a complete rewrite called WOM v3. The WOM v3 implements the org.w3c.dom Java interfaces and thus implements and extends the Document Object Model.
  • The WOM v3 allows full round-trip support of Mediawiki articles. After parsing and converting an article to WOM v3, all formatting information from the original wiki markup is preserved. The original formatting can be restored even after alterations to the WOM tree, when the tree is converted back into wiki markup.
  • Since the WOM v3 implements the org.w3c.dom interfaces it can be processed by standard Java facilities:
    • A WOM v3 tree can be serialized to XML and deserialized to a WOM v3 in-memory document using a javax.xml.transform.Transformer or a javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.
    • With a javax.xml.transform.Transformer one can also transform a WOM v3 document using an XSLT script.
  • The module sweble-wom3-swc-adapter converts the AST produced by the sweble-wikitext-parser to a WOM v3 document and can restore wiki markup formatting to a WOM document.
  • The module sweble-wom3-json-tools offers serialization of WOM v3 document to and from JSON.