This is the successor of ReallySimpleWikiMode and got integrated into EmacsHttp. See WikiModes for comparisons. All it does is add a keybinding to insert some tags, and the hilighting of tags plus WikiNames. If you are editing wiki pages within Emacs, this is quite elegant.


This requires two steps:

Getting the wiki page into Emacs: Some browsers allow you to define an external editor for text areas. This is where you must set emacs, emacsclient, or gnuclient as your editor.

Activating simple-wiki-mode for these pages: This usually exploits some naming convention for the browser’s temporary files. Here is an example for w3m:

    (require 'simple-wiki)
    (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("w3mtmp" . simple-wiki-mode))

In addition, if you are using GNU Emacs, you have to add the following to your init file:

    (require 'cl)


Use the following code to have ‘C-c C-t’ insert tags.

    (autoload 'sgml-tag "sgml-mode" t)
    (define-key simple-wiki-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-t") 'sgml-tag)

If you are using PsgmlMode, beware of name conflicts and help fix the situation.


If you are using OpeningQuote, add:

    (add-hook 'simple-wiki-mode-hook
              (lambda ()
                (local-set-key (kbd "'") 'maybe-open-apostrophe)))


This is what I often use:

    (add-hook 'simple-wiki-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill)

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