[Pmwiki-users] More on attachments

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Sun Nov 24 20:12:05 CST 2002

On 25 Nov 2002, John Rankin wrote:
> At the risk of bringing the wrath of the Goodmarkup Gods and Goddesses down on my head...
> I propose the following option for consideration: <startwikimarkup>some content%style<endwikimarkup>
>  My thinking goes like this:
> - the text is more important than the style being applied to it, so when editing I don't want the style to get in the way
> - the "inverted pyramid" writing style is a pretty good convention -- say the most important thing first, the least important thing last
> - so could the style come *after* the text to which it refers?

Interesting idea.  But I'm not sure that it works.  I think most people
think of the style as occuring before the text rather than after.  And
if we go towards content-based markup (as opposed to rendering-based markup)
then it might make more sense to have the style before the text rather than

I.e., I think that

   %bookreference%  The Mythical Man Month %%

makes a bit more sense than

   {{The Mythical Man Month %bookreference}}

But I'd like to keep the style-after-text in mind while we're still struggling
to come up with something.  As for me, I haven't had any great revelations
on this front over the weekend.  :-(


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