There's no wrong way for a wiki engine
to implement Creole (see goals
- Mixed Mode - allow mixed markup of traditional (regular markup for that particular engine) and Creole (sometimes this method is not possible or desirable)
- Edit Creole Mode - an extra "Edit Creole" button is added which translates the current wiki markup to Creole while placing the advanced syntax (i.e. syntax not supported by creole, but by the native wiki engine) into a Placeholder. This implementation mode is explained in the prototype page.
- Native Creole - Good for new software (new wiki engines or other software that need a lightweight markup language)
It can be useful to see implementation scenarios. Some examples were discussed at WikiSym 06 and can be found on the prototypes.
If you are planning to implement creole in your engine/tool you might find help on the troubleshooting page about tricky parts of creole.
Using standard technology
Junghans, Riehle, et al. made available a EBNF Grammar for Creole 1.0 as well as XML-based transformations etc. to use standard technology when implementing a parser and a wiki engine, see http://www.riehle.org/wiki-creole.