Jonathan Scott Duff
Thu Aug 7 13:38:42 CDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:23:17PM +0200, Massimiliano Mirra wrote:
> This had me wonder: is wiki a simplified markup or a transparent,
> implicit markup? With transparent markup I mean that text appears
> completely clean and natural to the casual reader, an ordinary plain
> text document.
By that definition pmwiki is mostly transparent. i.e., the markup
stays out of the way
> I do not mean to imply that one answer to the question is better than
> the other. I had not considered it before but more or less
> unconsciouly assumed that wiki text had to be transparent. Maybe this
> is because I am so fond of Emacs and text editing that I mostly see
> HTML rendering as an add-on. :-) I would really like to hear others'
> opinion (especially Patrick's since this obviously sets the direction
> for a wiki).
Sometimes the best markup is invisible :-) I've sometimes wanted to
write tables like this and have pmwiki figure out what's a header and
where the boundaries are:
Package Status Severity Description
------- ------ -------- -----------
mozilla-locale-it open bug Non pacchettizzato per
la versione installata
knoppiversity-skel-it open bug La directory /etc/skel
non viene copiata come
links2 open bug Compilato in Woody,
non funziona in Knoppix,
but never wanted it bad enough to implement it :-)
But if you wanted to define your own specialized markup for the
purposes of your bugs database, you could (assuming you know enough
PHP to do so). For instance, I like this one:
=description Non pacchettizzato per la versione installata su Knoppix.
=description La directory /etc/skel non viene copiata come tale
=description Compilato in Woody, non funziona in Knoppix, perch?
That's the beauty of pmwiki: you can tailor your answer to the problem
at hand :-)
Anyway, putting it in tables as you have done is perfectly fine too.
Probably better than other methods even as it uses nothing special
(i.e., no local customizations).
Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at cbi.tamucc.edu
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