ServerManager documentation formatting
This issue was created automatically from an original Mantis Issue. Further discussion may take place here.
Text contained in a Documentation tag in ServerManager XML files is currently processed such that undesirable and unintentional markups (e.g., line breaks) are faithfully preserved when presenting the source text in the GUI (or via the Python TUI), while some desirable markups are unsupported.
The processing used to extract documentation from XML files should eliminate irrelevant whitespace (perhaps turning 2+ line breaks into a paragraph break). Because it is desirable to have both HTML markup (for GUI presentation) and legible plaintext (for access via Python and perhaps eventually other interpreters with wrapper generators), a markup language such as Markdown http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ seems like a good idea. There is a BSD-licensed C implementation of a Markdown parser and HMTL converter named Discount: http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount/ .