@turnermm What exactly did you want to point out? I know that I can strip the html and get the data like that... but I'm rather not using dokuwiki than doing such a bad style of "coding". That's terrible and one should not do that at all in 2018.
so I am currently working on a template for dokuwiki. Currently from what I've read, the only way to get my data is using the tpl_* functions, which do return Mark-Up instead of data. Which is bad in my optinion.
The tpl_ functions do not return raw data but support the creation of templates, i.e. html, which is what 'tpl_' means. So when you said you didn't want markup, which is what is written to DW files, and were checking out tpl_, I suggested the function which most readily outputs html from a wiki page. So what you "read" was incorrect, or more probably you didn't understand what you read. Learn to have some manners.