The exisiting implementation of StructuredText in Zope has
several disadvantages:

  - its behaviour depends on the locale settings (letters and punctuation
    is taken from the locale settings). In some case the locale settings
    are imcomplete (characters  and  are not available through the locales
    as puncuation characters).

  - the behaviour of STX is not very well defined (what are allowed
    letters, what are allowed punctuation characters...)

With the upcoming importance of reStructuredText (PEP 12) there is a real
need for a better StructuredText implementation for Zope. reStructuredText
solves these problems by using a reasonable specification and by avoiding
ambiguities. RIchard Jones also implemented a first version of a
reStructuredDocument product.

I would be fine to have reStructuredText inside the Zope core (for 2.7)
and to deprecate the current StructuredText in the long run.

Open points: how to migrate exisiting STX documents to reStructuredText


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