[Pmwiki-users] discussion on line breaks

Carlo Strozzi carlos
Mon Aug 11 03:24:42 CDT 2003

On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 03:01:33PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 09:02:28PM +0200, Bernhard.Weichel at t-online.de wrote:
> > Crisses wrote:
> > > I see a problem of backward compatibility with your "one space at
> > > beginning" suggestion
> > >
> > 
> > This is pretty true. I fear backwards compatibility will one of
> > these days terminate the further development of PmWiki. 
> I must respectfully disagree.  Backwards compatibility is a highly
> desirable goal but not a law--I've never claimed that I would preserve
> backwards compatibility at all costs.  However, I've yet to encounter
> a situation where that has been a real problem.

I would like to stress one point, which certainly is a personal opinion
but which I think should be kept in mind: wikis make sense if they
are simple and straightforward (which inevitably menas that they offer
limited rendering capabilities). If the language gets more and more
sophisticated then I think it would be much better to revert to plain
(X)HTML, which has stronger fundations and more extensibility than
wikis' simplified markups. But if I wanted other then simplicity I would
have turned to other then pmwiki right from the start. Just IMHO, but
let's avoid more creeping featurism, unless it really leaves the basic
mechanics unaffected.

For best reading please set the Courier font.
Freedom for Business: http://swpat.ffii.org

More information about the pmwiki-users mailing list