When upgrading from Confluence 3.x to Confluence 4.x, the underlying storage format for your content will be migrated from a wiki markup-based format to a new XHTML-based format. This page describes the new storage format, and provides an opportunity for people to discuss the storage format and related ideas.

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Comments welcome

This page has attracted a lot of interest and a number of very valuable comments. Please have a read, to see the ideas that people have proposed.

Notes about the storage format


Provide an XSD - "an XSD could make on the fly validation for persons having an editor supporting it (e.g. Visual Studio), and since an XSD would be a way to validate your input.


Another page available for further discussion

A new page is available as a place to continue discussions: Confluence 4 further discussion.

Please feel free to add your comments anywhere. We are not shutting down discussion on this page. We are supplying the new page to alleviate the problems caused by slow response on this page, due to the number of comments here.