trac-ticketlinks / wiki-default / WikiRestructuredText

= reStructuredText Support in Trac =

Trac supports using ''reStructuredText'' (RST) as an alternative to wiki markup in any context WikiFormatting is used.

From the reStucturedText webpage:
 "''reStructuredText is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser   system. It is useful for in-line program documentation (such as Python docstrings), for quickly creating  simple web pages, and for standalone documents. reStructuredText is designed for extensibility for  specific application domains. ''"

=== Requirements ===
Note that to activate RST support in Trac, the python docutils package must be installed. 
If not already available on your operating system, you can download it at the [http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html RST Website].

=== More information on RST ===

 * reStructuredText Website -- http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
 * RST Quick Reference -- http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/rst/quickref.html

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== Using RST in Trac ==
To specify that a block of text should be parsed using RST, use the ''rst'' processor. 

=== TracLinks in reStructuredText ===

 * Trac provides a custom RST reference-directive 'trac' to allow TracLinks from within RST text.

 Example:
 {{{
 {{{
 #!rst
 This is a reference to |a ticket|

 .. |a ticket| trac:: #42
 }}}
 }}}

 For a complete example of all uses of the ''trac''-directive, please see WikiRestructuredTextLinks. 


 * Trac allows an even easier way of creating TracLinks in RST, using the custom '':trac:'' link naming scheme.

 Example:
 {{{
 {{{
 #!rst
 This is a reference to ticket `#12`:trac:

 To learn how to use Trac, see `TracGuide`:trac:
 }}}
 }}}

=== Syntax highlighting in reStructuredText ===

There is a directive for doing TracSyntaxColoring in ReST as well. The directive is called
code-block

Example

{{{
{{{
#!rst

.. code-block:: python

 class Test:

    def TestFunction(self):
        pass

}}}
}}}

Will result in the below.

{{{
#!rst

.. code-block:: python

 class Test:

    def TestFunction(self):
        pass

}}}

=== WikiMacros in reStructuredText ===

For doing WikiMacros in ReST you use the same directive as for syntax highlightning i.e
code-block. To work you must use a version of trac that has #801 applied. 

=== WikiMacro Example ===

{{{
{{{
#!rst

.. code-block:: HelloWorld
 
   Something I wanted to say


}}}
}}}

Will result in the below.

[[HelloWorld(Something I wanted to say)]]


=== Bigger ReST Example ===
The example below should be mostly self-explanatory:
{{{
#!html
<pre class="wiki">{{{
#!rst
FooBar Header
=============
reStructuredText is **nice**. It has its own webpage_.

A table:

=====  =====  ======
   Inputs     Output
------------  ------
  A      B    A or B
=====  =====  ======
False  False  False
True   False  True
False  True   True
True   True   True
=====  =====  ======

RST TracLinks
-------------

See also ticket `#42`:trac:.

.. _webpage: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
}}}</pre>
}}}


Results in:
{{{
#!rst
FooBar Header
=============
reStructuredText is **nice**. It has its own webpage_.

A table:

=====  =====  ======
   Inputs     Output
------------  ------
  A      B    A or B
=====  =====  ======
False  False  False
True   False  True
False  True   True
True   True   True
=====  =====  ======

RST TracLinks
-------------

See also ticket `#42`:trac:.

.. _webpage: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
}}}


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