Minimalist Online Docmentation
The Minimalist Online Documentation (MOD) format was designed to make it very easy to create and maintain a docmuentation-oriented web site such as this one. The design philosophy is to separate content and structure from presentation, so that multiple people could easily write documents that would all have the same look and feel.
A second philosophy is to favor simplicity over power; someone should be able to create fully functional documentation using MOD with only a minute or two of instruction. By limiting MOD to about ten tags, someone can pick up its full functionality in one sitting. By providing a simple and consistent means of specifying the structure of a document, we can create a consistent finished product even if many people contribute to the content.
Here are some of MOD's strengths and features:
MOD was conceived, designed, and written at the EMS Environment Institute to maintain the web pages for their computing facility, and the documentation for the system administrators. It was through the support of the Institute that this project was possible, and is now freely available for public use and modification.