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  • Syntax highlighting of source code can be enabled with the following tags:

    • Generic syntax highlighting tags: "<code>", "<blockcode>".
    • Language specific syntax highlighting tags: "<c>" for C source code, "<cpp>" for C++ source code, "<drupal5>" for Drupal 5 source code, "<drupal6>" for Drupal 6 source code, "<java>" for Java source code, "<javascript>" for Javascript source code, "<php>" for PHP source code, "<python>" for Python source code, "<ruby>" for Ruby source code.

    Options and tips:

    • The language for the generic syntax highlighting tags can be specified with one of the attribute(s): type, lang, language, class. The possible values are: "bash" (for Bash), "c" (for C), "cpp" (for C++), "csharp" (for C#), "css" (for CSS), "drupal5" (for Drupal 5), "drupal6" (for Drupal 6), "java" (for Java), "javascript" (for Javascript), "jquery" (for jQuery), "latex" (for LaTeX), "mysql" (for MySQL), "oobas" (for OpenOffice.org Basic), "oracle11" (for Oracle 11 SQL), "oracle8" (for Oracle 8 SQL), "perl" (for Perl), "perl6" (for Perl 6), "php" (for PHP), "python" (for Python), "rails" (for Rails), "ruby" (for Ruby), "sql" (for SQL).
    • The supported tag styles are: <foo>, [foo].
    • Line numbering can be enabled/disabled with the attribute "linenumbers". Possible values are: "off" for no line numbers, "normal" for normal line numbers and "fancy" for fancy line numbers (every nth line number highlighted). The start line number can be specified with the attribute "start", which implicitly enables normal line numbering. For fancy line numbering the interval for the highlighted line numbers can be specified with the attribute "fancy", which implicitly enables fancy line numbering.
    • If the source code between the tags contains a newline (e.g. immediatly after the opening tag), the highlighted source code will be displayed as a code block. Otherwise it will be displayed inline.
    • A title can be added to a code block with the attribute "title".

    Defaults:

    • Default highlighting mode for generic syntax highlighting tags: when no language attribute is specified, no syntax highlighting will be done.
    • Default line numbering: no line numbers.

    Examples:

    You typeYou get
    <code>foo = "bar";</code>Inline code with the default syntax highlighting mode.
    <code>
    foo = "bar";
    baz = "foz";
    </code>
    Code block with the default syntax highlighting mode.
    <code lang="oracle11" linenumbers="normal">
    foo = "bar";
    baz = "foz";
    </code>
    Code block with syntax highlighting for Oracle 11 SQL source code
    and normal line numbers.
    <code language="oracle11" start="23" fancy="7">
    foo = "bar";
    baz = "foz";
    </code>
    Code block with syntax highlighting for Oracle 11 SQL source code,
    line numbers starting from 23
    and highlighted line numbers every 7th line.
    <c>
    foo = "bar";
    baz = "foz";
    </c>
    Code block with syntax highlighting for C source code.
    <c start="23" fancy="7">
    foo = "bar";
    baz = "foz";
    <c>
    Code block with syntax highlighting for C source code,
    line numbers starting from 23
    and highlighted line numbers every 7th line.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.